Rwanda Nyarusiza is back! This year’s crop is bright and sweet with notes of lemon, lime, black tea and a hint of spice. Acidity is juicy and balance, with velvety body and lingering dark chocolate in the aftertaste. lim
About Smallholder producers of Rwanda
Nyarusiza is one of two washing stations operated by Bufcafe, and the force behind Bufcafe is Epiphanie Muhirwa. Widowed in the country’s civil war, she started Bufcafe in the year 2000 and has become a living symbol of Rwanda’s economic recovery through specialty coffee production. Bufcafe’s dry mill in in Karaba village, and these days, Epiphanie’s son, Sam Muhirwa, oversees daily operations for the family business.
Approximately 7000 smallholders/ five local coffee cooperatives in the Gikongoro prefecture bring their coffees to the Buf Cafe stations to be processed. The Muhira family pays good wages, sharing surplus profits with contributors, and sowing back into the communities around the washing stations. This makes such things as schooling for children, medical care, and livestock more accessible to the farmers, improving their quality of life while helping to achieve coffee quality that places in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence competitions year after year.
One Village Coffee
One Village Coffee was born of an encounter. The Hackman family traveled around the world meeting people who were making a difference in their communities, and were inspired by their courage, joy, and resilience. They dreamed of creating a business that captured their communal power. So, in 2007, they launched One Village Coffee to connect roasters, growers, and you (faithful coffee drinkers) through great coffee and a dedication to making an impact - together. This is why they became a founding B Corp and why they joined forces with farmers to co-own One Village Coffee in 2018.
"We Are One Village
As a founding Certified B Corporation and specialty coffee roaster, One Village Coffee has connected roasters, growers, and coffee drinkers since 2007. Packed in our compostable bag, our offerings range from light to dark roasted coffees, focusing on balance and sweetness (or whatever you taste, because let's be honest, it's all personally relative). We are here to learn, discover coffee with you, and not take ourselves too seriously. Bottoms Up!"
As a family business, One Village Coffee’s thirteen-person team is approachable and humble. Whether they’re helping Honduran farmers build beehives, teaching coffee folk everything from brewing methods to cafe design, or giving back to their local community by providing over 100,000 homeless Philadelphians with coffee every year, they create community, one cup at a time.
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