Rwanda – Rusizi, Western Province
Achilles Coffee is excited to offer a new single origin coffee from Rwanda.
Notes: Green Apple, Molasses, Baker’s Chocolate
Our partner importer for this coffee has a sister company, The Gihanga Project, providing international export & import for smallholder farmers in Rwanda coupled with community development funds focused on education, health, and gender equity programs. Under the management of Kevin & Ngabo, Gihanga purchased the Mbizi washing station and they have been working with the farmers and CWS production crew to produce this coffee.
As The Gihanga Project continues to grow, we’re excited to see positive growth both in coffee quality and community impact. At Mbizi in particular, an emphasis has been placed on gender equity with a collective of 300 women farmers joined together in a community association. This collective supports its members with ag-inputs for both coffee & subsistence farming as well as household assistance like community childcare services and livestock access. The work being done through Gihanga at stations like Mbizi is everything we love about a collective coffee chain. It’s real, genuine connection supporting a stronger more sustainable future.