Processing: Wet Process
Description: floral notes, with toffee, raisin, and a grapefruit-like finish
This is our first time buying from the Cocatu cooperative. Cocatu is a cooperative in the
area of Tumba town, in the mountainous Rulindo district in Northern Rwanda. Located at
1820 meters, the coop actually draws coffee from the surrounding hills of 2000+ meters.
Cocatu is one of the surviving cooperatives from a time when many were formed but
few truly prospered. The problem was not the quality of coffee or effort of the farmer-
members. It was the absence of sound business advice to control expenses and raise the
working capital to buy coffee cherry in the harvest. Being able to smartly and efficiently
use the money they earn to upgrade their equipment as well as being able to share
the profits with the farmers is a difficult task. In the past few years though, the Cocatu
cooperative has been able to buy new drying beds and a new disc pulper, setting them up
to be able to sell better coffee in the future.
We hope you enjoy this coffee. We’re hopeful to continue buying from this coop.