RED GRAPEFRUIT, BLOOD ORANGE, RASPBERRY & LAVENDER, PASSIONFRUIT AND VANILLA
Full-washed at central washing station (owned by the cooperative); single fermentation (12-18 hours); 15 covered tables for handsorting; dried on raised beds; parchment storing in ventilated warehouse (56MT capacity); coffee pulp distributed to farmers to compost. Dry-milled at Rwacof, Kigali or Maraba.
QUALITY AND THE CUP
Full washed Arabica Grades A1 and A2, including Coffee Grown by Women.
The full name of the cooperative is Abateraninkunga ba Sholi. Abateraninkunga means ‘mutual assistance’ in Kinyarwanda and represents the farmers commitment to working together in a positive way. Female empowerment is embedded in the cooperative’s foundations. Sholi was initially formed from women’s associations. It’s president, Jeanne, is a compelling spokesperson and advocate on the importance of women participating in coffee production and sales on equal terms to men.
Sholi has a very professional and friendly approach to marketing their coffee, and is very proactive at sharing information and welcoming visitors to the cooperative.
334 (142 female)
1,800 to 2000 masl