|Taste||Milk chocolate, orange, vanilla, clove|
The cooperative society Twongerekawa Coko
Coko is the only washing station owned by the cooperative society Twongerekawa Coko. This coop's management is made up of twelve members: 8 women and 4 men, currently presided by Mrs. Therese Nyirangwabije
For better livelihood
The mission of Twongerekawa is to alleviate poverty among smallholder farmers in the area, with a special focus on women.
Coko processes over 300 tonnes of specialty coffee, following principles of sustainable agriculature (currently undergoing organic certification).
Coffee cherries are first fermented for 12 hours without water, followed by 18 hours in fermentation tanks. Drying takes place on traditional African beds.
Selection from Gitaba village farmers
This is our 6th year of cooperation with Coko (see Farmers and Crops). This year, we purchased a microlot picked from small farms around the Gitaba village. Two years ago, the village purchased 5 cows from the premium money we paid. Last year, as well as this year, the premiums went to improve the infrastructure of the mill.
Delicate and universal
Coko is a small coop hidden in the Gakenke mountains north of Kigali. High altitude (2300 masl), traditional bourbon variety and fully washed method translate in the cup into the notes of milk chocolate, orange and spices. Easily drinkable and enjoyable coffee.