The Kopakama coffee cooperative is located in the Karongi district of Rwanda on the shores of Lake Kivu, where conditions are ideal for premium quality Arabica. Kopakama is a close-knit group which has achieved a great deal of progress and a strong recovery following the genocide in 1994.
- Award-winning speciality grade cupping scores
- Focus on women's empowerment with fully-traceable grown by women coffee offer
Quality and processing
Kopakama members expertly grow and process their coffee using two washing stations, one full-scale and one micro, employing the skills of a trained coffee cupper.
Kopakama have brought in gravity-fed water to serve the community and used Fairtrade premium money to access electricity. At the start of 2013, they made a major step forward with their Women’s Coffee project by buying a field for women to produce and sell coffee. Ejo Heza - a better tomorrow - field is owned collectively by 244 women. Twin launched the first mainstream grown by women coffee with Sainsbury's and Finlays at an event in the House of Commons in 2014.