Twongerekawa Coko - Village Lot

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Twongerekawa Coko - Village Lot

14.22

cultivars: bourbon types
grade: A1, screen size: 15+
processing: washed, double fermented, dried on raised beds
crop: 2017 / 2018

Buhuri: floral notes, kiwi, great balance
Gikamba: coffee blossom, candied orange, juicy
Gitaba: banana, orange, floral, citric, smooth

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WHY VILLAGE LOTS?

Our Rwandan coops Coko and Rushashi have many members, spread over a very diverse geological area. We therefore started looking into creating more traceable lots from these coops. It turns out that the coffee that is collected from one of the washing station's twelve collection points is processed separately in a single day and labelled separately too - only to be blended again after cupping for quality.

We thought it would be interesting to cup all these separate lots and choose that we thought contained the most desirable flavours. We call these lots "village lots" because the collection points correspond to villages where the coffee is produced. 

We hope that by setting this example, we will encourage coops and exporters all over the country to also create the closest thing possible to microlots in a setup with cherry collection points. It gives valuable insights into what geographical, geological and ecological factors contribute to coffee quality - and nothing makes a farmer more proud than knowing that her village's coffee is promoted worldwide.