Maraba Sovu, Rwanda
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Deep and rich
Currants and dark chocolate
Country & Region Rwanda, Southern Province, Huye District, Huye Sector
Producer Nyakagezi Farmers’ Group, 48 Cooperative members
Variety Red Bourbon
This 1,200kg micro-lot was produced by 48 smallholder coffee producers, who farm in the hills surrounding Sovu washing station. The farmers are members of Nyakagezi Farmers’ Group, which is a smaller association within the Abahuzamugambi Ba Kawa Maraba Cooperative (or ‘Maraba’), who own and manage Sovu along with three other washing stations.
Most washing stations in Rwanda receive cherry from hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of farmers who own very small plots of land. Separation of such tiny lots is expensive and impractical, so the large majority of coffees are processed as a mixed lot from multiple producers. Typically, lots are separated as day lots (ie. cherries that were all picked on the same day) rather than by a single farm or producer group.
The farmers who make up the Nyakagezi group come from a nearby village called Nyarunazi. Recently they banded together and made the decision to process and market their coffees separately as a smaller, more selected lot. The group also provide each other with invaluable support, by sharing resources and labour during the busy harvest period.
To distinguish their coffee and ensure it is processed separately, the producers have organised to deliver cherry to the washing station on certain days of the week. Selling their coffee as a separate lot allows them to directly benefit from any higher prices paid specifically for their coffees (rather than these profits being shared equally amongst all members) and results in a higher income to support their families. This creates an effective incentive for the farmers to work as a collective towards achieving the very best quality.
Dose 15g | 250g at 98°C | 3:00
Dose 20g | Yield 48g | 28s
EK43 | Pro RO | 94ºc | Flat 8 bar
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Farm gate Price paid to producer exclusive of all other costs
FOB (Free on board) The cost of transporting the coffee to port and loading onto the ship.
*All prices are in USD/lb at time of purchase.
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We roast on Monday and pack orders on Tuesday. Orders are shipped any day if stock is available. If your order is placed after 7am Monday we cannot guarantee that we will have stock available. In this case, the coffee will be sent the following Tuesday.
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