Ejo Heza

Rwanda
Brown Sugar, Hibiscus, Plum

from$14

A FRUIT-FORWARD COFFEE FROM RWANDA WITH A BRIGHT FUTURE AHEAD

Independently owned, the Kopakama Cooperative is made up of 1025 members, 400 of them women. In 2011, the board of Kopakama directors agreed to create a women’s group, giving them two plots of land. With only 200 members at the time, they called themselves “Ejo Heza,” which translates to “Bright Tomorrow” in Kinyarwanda, the national language of Rwanda. Last year, severe flooding and landslides destroyed equipment and dissolved roadways around the Kopakama Cooperative in May. With great perseverance, the communities surrounding the cooperative have since cleared and rebuilt the roads and bridges, and this year’s harvest is looking healthy. This is our fifth year proudly working with Ejo Heza. Today the farm’s reputation spans far and wide, and women’s groups from other cooperatives now visit Ejo Heza to see how they are organized and study their techniques. We hope you can taste the immense effort their co-op puts into every pound of coffee. This year, enjoy notes of floral hibiscus, juicy plum and brown sugar.

producer

Kopakama Cooperative

region

Rutsiro

variety

Bourbon

altitude

1650-1900 MASL

processing

Washed

body

Juicy