Musasa Nkara 250g
The Musasa Dukunde Kawa cooperative has three washing stations lying high in Rwanda’s rugged northwest. Nkara –the cooperative’s third washing station -was built by the co-op in 2007with profits earned from their first two washing stations, Ruli & Mblima and a bank loan. The washing station lies at 1,800 metres above sea level and serves farmers within the Ruli Sector of Rwanda’s Northern Province.
Most of the small scale producers with whom Musasa Dukunde Kawa works own less than a quarter of a hectare of land, where they cultivate an average of only 250 -300 coffee trees each as well as other subsistence food crops such as maize and beans. The cooperative gives these small farmers the chance to combine their harvests and process cherries centrally.
This coffee has a balanced acidity with great sweetness as it cools. Expect rich fruit flavours in the cup.
Washing Station: Musasa Nkara
Varietal(s): 100% Red Bourbon
Processing: Fully washed & sun dried on raised beds
Altitude: Washing Station 1,800metres; Farms: 1,800 to 2,000 metres
Owner: Musasa Dukunde Kawa Cooperative -some 2,100+ smallholder farmers
Region: Ruli Sector, Gakenke District of Northern Province
Avg.size of farms: .25 hectares
You can read more about the origin of this coffee on our blog.