One of only 74 speciality food products to win the maximum 3 Star Gold at the Great Taste Awards 2008 from the 4800 entries and a 2 Star Gold winner in 2009. Grumpy Mule have been buying this coffee for several years now and it never ceases to amaze.
Now with around 2000 members of which around 80% are women, Musasa (or “Dukunde Kawa”) Cooperative and the RWASHOSCCO organisation is based in the Rushashi district of Kigali Ngali province. The natural advantages of climate, altitude and Red Bourbon coffee trees presented a unique opportunity for Musasa and its farmers – to embrace the skills and knowledge that would allow them to grow and process high quality lots of coffees.
None of this could have been achieved without the support of the PEARL (now SPREAD) Coffee Program, which has helped to establish localised cooperatives throughout Rwanda’s coffee growing regions. This support has included the building of washing stations to process the coffee cherries, vital technical assistance and providing the foundations necessary to export directly to the speciality coffee market and its higher price rewards.
Each year Grumpy Mule buy a unique “E lot” of sun-dried Bourbon from the Musasa cooperative. These exceptional lots represent the very finest specialty coffees available from Musasa.
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