Single Origin Club: Gorilla Fund Coffee
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 Gorilla Fund coffee grown in Rwanda by the Dukunde Kawa Co-op and medium-roasted here at Thanksgiving Coffee in Fort Bragg, CA.
Gorilla Fund Coffee from Rwanda
Over two thousand farms cover 10 km of curvy terrain in the hills of Rwanda - each farm is about an acre and provides homes to families who grow a collection of vegetables and of course, coffee. These farms are managed by the Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, comprised of over 80% women! This women-run cooperative is Fair Trade Certified and has won a Sustainability Award from the Specialty Coffee Association of America in 2012. We are proud to work with them.
This community of Rwandan coffee 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 Rwandan coffee with citric sparkle and deep chocolate undertones.
Altitude: 1,600-2,000 meters
Farmer: Dukunde Kawa Co-op