Rwanda Mbizi Natural

Rwanda Mbizi Natural

700 women farmers joined together to form the Women Coffee Extension co-op and the Mbizi mill which is located on the Western side of Rwanda near The Democratic Republic of Congo. 

The co-op does a good job of looking out for each other, giving goats to the members from some of the proceeds, health care, child care, things like that. The co-op was formed in 2017. They are close to getting Rain Forest Alliance certification but don't have other certifications yet. 

Being a natural processed sundried coffee makes it really fruity, with some caramel and sweetness. Reminds me of the crumble topping on peach cobbler, with some citrus and cinnamon notes. We roast it not like a natural Ethopia, just barely out of first cracks. If it has too much lemon, give it an extra degree on the next roast. If you aren't getting any fruit, give it a degree less. 

The coffee came into the US in November 2022.

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