It has started in 2004 as the 1st CWS in Northern Province of Rwanda. It is located in Ruli sector, Gakenke District, Northern Province owned by DUKUNDEKAWA cooperative.
The cooperative is composed of 1,818 members among whom 33% are women. They are based into different sectors namely Ruli, Muhondo and Coko where most the coffee plantations are covering around 1,100 ha.
The income generated is also used beside to run the CWS, it is also used to support in health and education support to all cooperative members.
In addition, farmers are now able to get access to finance through different available loans as the cooperative will assist and support them where necessary.
They ranked 14th in the CoE 2013 competition.
Specific information and climatic conditions
Latitude (m): 482750; Longitudes (m): 9800044
Province: North; District: Gakenke Sector: Ruli
Altitude: 2002 meters, processing cherries from 1500 to 2000 meters
Coffee variety: Arabica-Bourbón
Soil type: Silt-clay-sandy and silty-sandy
Soil pH mean: 5.1
Precipitation range: 1300 to 1400 mm
Temperature range (Celsius degrees): 17 -18 degrees
CWS Owner: Dukunde Kawa Musasa cooperative
Number of farmers: 2034
Processing capacity: 198 tons
Processing System: Wet processing
Drying system: natural sun drying
Road accessibility: Fair
Water source: mountain natural spring
Energy Source: Electricity
Certification: Faire trade
Contact person: MINANI Athanase
|Farm Name||CWS Musasa/Ruli|
|Size (30kg boxes)||20|
|Aroma/Flavor|| plum* apricot* red cherry, red current, red berry, raisin, very floral, caramel|
|Other||well balanced, thick candylike mouthfeel, smooth, good weight, long sweet finish|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1308|
|High bidders||NAGAHAMA COFFEE Inc.|