With deep chocolate overtones and the pungent sweetness of maple syrup, this elegant coffee opens up on the palate to juicy hints of orange and plum.
Draped like a patchwork quilt over a steep winding ridge, the two thousand farms of the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative in Rwanda stretch over 10 kilometers of meandering hilltops and slopes. Each small farm is home to a family, and on their small plots, often an acre or less in size, the family produces beans, potatoes, plantains, and the economic lifeblood of their community, coffee.
This community of farmers—collectively known as Musasa after the area's main town—produces one of the most elegant coffees in the world. During the harvest, the farmers bring each day's ripe cherries to a central processing station. There, the fruit is removed and the beans are allowed to ferment before they are carefully washed and dried, revealing an exquisitely sweet coffee with citric sparkle and deep chocolate undertones.
Thanksgiving Coffee donates $1 per package to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund to support their work to protect the last remaining mountain gorillas. By working together Thanksgiving Coffee is able to support Rwandan farmers as they develop sustainable alternatives to logging and poaching, two of the largest threats facing mountain gorillas, while also raising funds to support the DFGFI's programs in Rwanda.
About the Thanksgiving Coffee Company, Rwanda
Thanksgiving Coffee Company works closely with the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative and is committed to the farmers as they work to heal the scars left by the 1994 genocide.