Ubwiza bw’ikawa literally means “the beauty of Coffee” but the implied meaning is “Benefits of Coffee”.
UBWIZABW’IKAWA Cooperative was born in 2008 with main activity of collecting the production (cherries) of the members to b forwarded in the existing coffee washing station of the state to avoid cases of theft during weighing and payment that farmers were compromised with and at the same time to realize some gains of this activity.) Other motivation behind the creation of the cooperative was to:
- Build their own coffee washing plant at the nearest of producers to reduce the long distance they had to walk,
- Directly participate in the chain value of coffee by avoiding all middlemen,
- Direct access market and increase the revenue of farmers to improve their livelihood.
The cooperative built the washing station since 2009 and it became functional in 2011 etc. During the year 2012, the cooperative met with others and created a Union of the cooperatives of coffee growers known as ‘COCOCA’ to facilitate the promotion of their coffee and develop other complementary services. In 2013, thanks to the good will of cooperators and facilitation of COCOCA, the cooperative was Fairtrade certification under the ID above mentioned.
The cooperative counts more than 1308 members but that supply their productions to the cooperative among them 472 are women and more than 1800 nonmembers but that supply their productions to the cooperative among them 623 are women. The cooperative has three certificates ( Fairtrade , Utz and Ra), the type of pulper machine used( Mc Kinon: 3t/h).
J DAMASCENE MIBURO
M ROSE COYIREREYE
|Size (30kg boxes)||21|
|Coffee Characteristics||black tea, white grapes, vanilla, peach, tangerine, violet flower, cinnamon, melon, sarsaparilla,|
|Acidity||tea like finish, honey, chocolate|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1,382.30|
|Auction Lot Size (kg)||627|
|Business Address||[email protected]|