Rwanda Sholi Natural | Single Origin Coffee – Kaldi's Coffee

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Rwanda Sholi Natural

Product image 1Rwanda Sholi Natural 12 ounce bag
Product image 2Description: Dried Cranberry, Clove, Angel Food Cake, Acai. Process: Natural
Product image 3Our Roasters' Taste Profile: Fruity - 4, Floral - 2, Sweet - 3, Nutty - 1, Cocoa - 2, Spices - 4
Product image 4Bags of green coffee in Rwanda
Product image 5Coffee cherries growing in Rwanda

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DESCRIPTION: dried cranberry, Angel Food cake, Clove, Acai

WHY WE LOVE IT: Dried fruits come together with sugary sweetness and spices in this complex and rich coffee. 

REGION: Muhanga District, Southern Province


ALTITUDE:  1,800 - 2,000 m 

VARIETY: Bourbon

This naturally processed lot from our partners at Abateraninkunga ba Sholi is a delicious example of how processing changes the taste experience of a coffee. Citrus and stone fruits found in the washed coffee are replaced with dried cranberries and rich jams, punctuated by the sugary sweetness of Angel Food cake and underpinned with a slight spice, like clove. All of these elements can be dialed up or down based on your brew method, giving you several looks at its complexity and flavor landscape. Enjoy!


In the past few years, perhaps no other coffee has become as anticipated or as special to us as our annual release from Rwanda Sholi. During our trip to Rwanda in 2019, we cupped their coffees and toured one of the processing stations, a farm, warehouse, and the health and community centers and formed lasting relationships along the way.

The Abateraninkunga ba Sholi cooperative (meaning 'mutual assistance') was originally established in 2008 by 30 women and received official recognition in 2013. In 2014 they received funding to build their own washing station, and in 2015 received their Fair Trade certification. Today, the cooperative continues to grow, now constituting 619 members, 241 of which are women. 

In 2016 the cooperative received a grant to build a community center and a health center to serve its members and other local residents. The nearest hospital is over 45 minutes away on poor roads, so services for things such as malaria, parasites, pregnancy check-ups, and basic first aid that the health center can provide are invaluable. The community center also provides education on nutrition, cooking, and gardening in order to combat childhood malnutrition. In recent years, the cooperative started a community transformation program aimed to help 70 young mothers from the ages of 18-25. The program is designed to teach them how to save, includes small savings and credit groups, and gifts them a collective coffee field. All sales of cherry from this field go directly to the women.

We're excited and proud to offer this exceptional coffee that has done so much for the community from where it hails.

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