Coffee Origins - Rwanda Nziza
Region: Kivu Lake
Notes: Fig, butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, jasmine, stone fruit
Used in: Poundcake Blend, Single Origin Filter
On the border of Congo, at the edge of Kivu Lake, there is a collective of 200 women who pick and bring cherry to the washing station. They are single mothers, or women who have gone through divorce, separation or isolation, most of them also surviving the genocide in 1994. Their coffee has a very unique flavour for the region. The Rwandan exporter of the Nziza women’s coffee ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ is doing great work in the region, establishing a health clinic, nursery, “Forgiveness School” and helping with initiatives for wool production and nutrition programs for local children. As a not-for-profit, all the money ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’ makes from the sale of this coffee goes back into the community.