April Single Origin Club: Rwanda Dukunde Kawa
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April Single Origin Club: Rwanda Dukunde Kawa

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Single Origin Club: Rwanda Dukunde Kawa

What is a Single Origin coffee? Simply put, these coffees are defined by the place they come from.

Single Origin coffees are from a specific farm or group of farms that make up small cooperatives. You’ll find that most of our Single Origin coffees are light roasted.

This month we're sharing our Rwanda coffee grown by the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative and medium-roasted here at Thanksgiving Coffee in Fort Bragg, CA.

Dukunde Kawa: Exceptional Coffee from Rwanda

The Dukunde Kawa Cooperative in Rwanda is home to over 2,000 small family farms, each dedicated to cultivating exceptional Arabica coffee. These prized coffee varietals are known for their rich, bourbon-like sweetness and subtle expressions of the local terroir.

Spread across the cooperative's lush, rolling hills, the farms of the Musasa community work tirelessly during the harvest season. Each member brings their freshly picked, ripe coffee cherries to one of Dukunde Kawa's three washing stations, where the cherries are carefully sorted by hand.

The cherries then undergo a meticulous process of depulping, fermentation, and drying. The beans are placed on elevated racks and turned by hand to ensure even moisture content before being prepared for export.

The result of this community-driven effort is a coffee that showcases the best of what Rwanda has to offer. Dukunde Kawa's coffee features deep chocolate notes, juicy hints of orange and plum, and a sweet, maple-like finish - a true reflection of the care and expertise of the cooperative's farmers.

Altitude: 1,600-2,000 meters

Processing: Wet/washed

Cooperative: Dukunde Kawa Co-op

Varietal: Bourbon

Not ready to join the Single Origin Club? Make a one-time purchase of our Rwanda medium roast coffee.