The KOAKAKA cooperative was established in 2003 grouping different coffee farmers from 3 sectors (Kinyamakara, Karama and Ruhondo) that now form the district of Karaba. It’s head office is located in Cyanika in Nyamagabe District.
KOAKAKA accounts for 1,316 members and only 296 are women.
In the same year of establishing a cooperative in 2003, KOAKAKA Karambi coffee washing station was constructed and started running.
The success and experience of KOAKAKA
_ Sustainability in both domestic and international markets for the customers,
_ We have been improving the quality of our coffee thus being able to win the Cup of Excellence competition since 2007 (golden cup), 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
_ We received the certificate of good governance from RCA (Rwanda Cooperatives Agency) through the audit done on 2012.
_ We have the good culture of working by banks we repay without any problem.
Specific information and climatic conditions
Latitude (m): 457327 Longitudes (m): 9720548
District: Nyamagabe Sector: Kibirizi
Altitude: 1785 meters, processing cherries from 1600 to 1900 meters
Coffee variety: Arabica-Bourbón
Soil type: Clay, clay-sandy
Soil pH mean: 4.6-5.3
Precipitation range: 1,300 to 1,400 mm
Temperature range (Celsius degrees): 17 -18 degrees
CWS Owner: KOAKAKA
Processing capacity: 500 tons/Year
Processing method: Wet processing
Drying system: Natural sun drying,
Road accessibility: Easy
Water source: mountain natural spring
Energy Source: Electricity
|Farm Name||KOAKAKA (I)|
|Size (30kg boxes)||18|
|Aroma/Flavor||caramel, * molasses, walnut, almonds, lavender, berry|
|Acidity||raspberry* brisk, lively, well balanced fruit acid|
|Other||fruity medium length finish, heavy soft mouthfeel, lingering, very consistent|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1171|
|High bidders||Brûlerie du Quai|