Rwanda

Kinini Village Natural

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Raspberry, Caramel, Sandalwood

Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural
Kinini Village Natural

Rwanda

Kinini Village Natural

$25.00 Sale ‚ÄĘ Save

Raspberry, Caramel, Sandalwood

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This crisp, impressively balanced natural from Kinini Coffee opens with aromas of raspberry, blood orange, and vanilla. Notes of raspberry, rose hip, and caramel accompany pomegranate acidity in the cup. The structured finish features sandalwood and caramel.

Producer: Kinini Coffee Cooperative
Farm: 48 Smallholders
Region: Northern Province
Altitude: 1,800-2,200 masl | 5,906-7,218 feet
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Natural
Roast: Medium
Notes: Raspberry, Caramel, Sandalwood

Crop to Cup importers discovered Kinini Coffee Cooperative via the International Women's Coffee Alliance (IWCA), as 85% of Kinini's members are women, and purchased the very first lot that the co-op exported to the US in 2018.

After spending 10 years developing schools and community infrastructure for children of the Rwandan genocide, Jacquie Turner and Malcolm Clear founded Kinini Coffee in 2014 in an effort to provide sustainable income for these communities. Its structure is unprecedented in the region: Kinini Coffee signed a "lease" on parcels of land owned by various farmers throughout the area, most of which was not in use. This lease stipulated that Kinini would provide the farmers with coffee trees, training, and organization, while putting 10% of profits toward supporting education and health in the members' communities. All the farmers had to do was agree to deliver cherries to the Kinini Washing Station when the trees fruited in the future, for which they would be paid.

The care taken at the farms (by farmers incentivized to do so), at the washing station, during cherry collection, and on the drying tables has resulted in some of the highest-scoring coffees in the region.