Region: Kinini Northern Province, Rulindo District, Northern Province
Farm and Producer: Kinini Coffee Cooperative - Kinini Village - 48 Farmers
Elevation: 1800-2200 Meters above sea level
Process: Fully Washed - 24-36 hours fermentation and dried on raised bed
Tasting Notes: Plum | Vanilla Cola | Honey Raisin
340 g whole bean
More about Kinini Village:
"Kinini" means, literally, 'this big thing right here'. It is the name of the collaboration of cooperatives seeking to pool their efforts to improve their lots. 85% of the members are women. Kinini is also the name of a washing station and cooperative located in Kinini town, which also collects from the neighboring villages of Tumba and Mageragere.
To understand how a group can produce very high quality coffee in their first year of production, you have to understand the people behind the coffee. Dreamers. That's what everyone called Jacquie Turner and Malcolm Clear when they wanted to start a school for children in Eastern Rwanda 10 years ago. Driven by the desire to help the children of the genocide, they made that dream a reality. As they got to know that community they realized that these children needed much more than just education, and consequently, they lobbied the local government and international donors to support the construction of a local pharmacy, micro-finance credit institution, and other services to support the community that supports these children. What these two have accomplished for that community would be more than enough for any of us to hang our hat on and rest on our laurels, but they were not satisfied. Jacquie wanted to do more to help her fellow Rwandans.