Wide Open Road Coffee Roasters
NZIZA WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE
CHERRY, WHITE CHOCOLATE AND RAISIN WITH A BRIGHT FLORAL FINISH
Region: Lake Kivu, Gakenke
Producer: The Nziza Women's Collective
Farm: Kivu Lake Coffee Microlots
Altitude: 1800 masl
Exporter: Land of A Thousand Hills
Importer: First Crop
The Nziza Collective is made up of 200 women who are the sole supporters of their households and are producing some of the best coffee in the region. This is a microlot from the Kivu Lake fam, and each bean is hand-sorted to deliver and showcase only the best quality coffee. The area around Kivu Lake Farm benefits from consistent rainfall, high altitude and even temperatures throughout the year. The growers at the collective have used this to their advantage, carefully and skilfully cultivating the area.
In partnership with First Crop Coffee, we work directly with Land of A Thousand Hills and their coffee farming villages to provide a living wage, education, healthcare and clean water to the community, while re-investing into the collective's specialty coffee knowledge and practice. Using the funds provided from the sale of their coffee, First Crop recently helped to setup a sewing collective, providing machines, training and resources to provide a source of income to the villages during the off season.
SINGLE ORIGIN FILTER - Rwanda, Nziza Women's Collective