Coopac Bourbon, Rwanda

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$14.80 / 12 Ounces
Country
Rwanda
Region
Nyamyumba
Producers
Coopac
Varieties
Bourbon
Process
Washed
Altitude
1400 - 1850 meters
Tasting Notes
Currant, Round, Oak

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Coopac Bourbon, Rwanda

Founded in 2001, Coopac is a collective of coffee farmers around Lake Kivu, in the Nyamyumba region of Rwanda. The coop was organized to provide technical assistance and improve marketability for the producers of coffee in this region. Since 2001, the coop has grown tremendously—from 100 members to a little more than 2,000 members. Farmer members of this co-op usually hold only about a quarter hectare of land each, and because of their small size, the technical assistance and co-op structure are vital to their farms.

Coopac provides multiple washing stations to ensure that ripe cherry gets processed quickly after picking, and employs modern mechanical depulpers and fermentation tanks. This equipment helps the co-op produce quality coffee and protect the environment that sustains it. Their techniques have won them a reputation for great coffees, including multiple Cup of Excellence award-winning coffees. This particular coffee was produced in their tradition, and has the unique hallmarks of washed bourbon from Rwanda: deep ripe red fruits like cherry, and sweet with a thick, syrupy body. It’s our fourth season purchasing this dynamic, brilliant coffee, and we are thrilled to have it.


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Customer Reviews

Rating 5/5 Based on 1 product review
  1. Rating
    I cry a little when I drink this

    Written By Unknown
    6th Apr 2014

    For months, I've been jumping from brand to brand and roast to roast, buying a pound here and there. The Rwanda is my personal favorite so far. I grind for each pour-over with a Chemex, and a Kone filter, and it's pretty much a perfect cup of coffee.
    And the fact that I can just order it freshly roasted!
    Thank you!



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Available for limited times in small quantities, our carefully curated micro-lots are single origin coffees at their purest. Not only are the beans sourced from one farm, they're sourced from one micro-lot of land on that farm, ensuring a highly consistent flavor and experience. This is a wonderful way to sample the true, amazing potential of coffee. We've selected these lots despite their small quantity because we see something in them that's truly special--and we think you will, too.

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True to their name, single origin coffees consist of beans sourced from a farm or community in one, specific region. Seasonal selections from around the world, our line of single origin coffees focuses on the highest quality product from coffee producers who take their work as seriously as we do.

Blends:

Handcrafted from exceptional single origin coffees, our signature blends are carefully developed in our Hudson Valley roastery to please drinkers day after day, year round.

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Weekly

12oz per week (About enough coffee to brew 10 cups each week.)

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12oz every two weeks (About enough coffee to brew 5 cups each week.)

Monthly

12oz each month (About enough coffee to brew 2 to 3 cups each week.)