Eastern Province, Rwanda
Meet Twongere Umusaruro
Life has changed dramatically in the last few years for the members of Twongere Umusaruro: They’ve achieved new levels of quality and yield for their coffee, and in turn have captured much more of its value. The cooperative grows coffee in the rolling hills of eastern Rwanda, where temperatures, rainfall, and ecological conditions present the possibility of producing exceptional coffee. However, for many years the members of Twongere Umusaruro—93 percent of whom are women—didn’t have the resources and information to realize the full value of their coffee. Through key partnerships creating essential access to these resources and information, the cooperative could bring its unique coffee to its full potential.
Location: Rukara, Eastern Province, Rwanda
Altitude: 5,300 feet
Varieties: Red Bourbon