COOPAC- Kirorero CWS one of the Coffee Washing Station owned by COOPAC Company, it works with local cooperatives in the region in order to reach 2381 coffee farmers in addition beside coffee business it also is engaged in social impact activities such as, building of classrooms in Bugarura Primary school, donation of cows and bicycles to the best performer farmers. COOPAC also in partnership with Heidi Morgan of Equal World Coffee, built a nursery school in Boneza Sector and improved water supply in Rutsiro District by channeling water into central collection points. COOPAC Kirorero is certified Rainforest Alliance, FairTrade USA and we are in process of acquiring UTZ certificate.
Production and Quality Processes
Coffee beans are strictly high grown by using good agriculture practices, soils is very rich in nutrients, the coffee crop is shade grown under structurally and floristically diverse shade covers while applying only organic fertilizers and less harmful alternatives to pesticides and fungicides. Both these organic practices of using organic fertilizers and planting shade tree go along way in providing not only the necessary plant nutrition but also assist in providing the complex nutrient balance of our coffee fields.
*COOPAC Kirorero has obtained several Cup of Excellence awards 2008, 2011, 2012, 2014 and this year 2015
CWS Geographical Location
Location: Province: West District: Rutsiro Sector: Boneza
Soil type: Volcanic
Rainfall: 1300mm-1400 mm
Annual Average Temperature: 18-19 degrees C
Altitude: 1800 meters
Accessibility: Distance from Kigali: Approximately 5 Hours by road
Distance from Gisenyi City: 1h30’ by boat from Serena Beach (Gisenyi), 2h30’ on the road
Gisenyi town –Kirorero – 40 Km
Year of establishment: 2004
Production Capacity: 250 tons of green coffee per year
Processing Method: Selection, pulping, fermentation, washing, soaking, pre-drying and drying.
|Size (30kg boxes)||27|
|Aroma/Flavor||Clove, citrus, chocolate, vanilla, peach, caramel, apple, mandarin orange, clove, lime, lemon grass|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1772.51|
|High bidders||Suzhou Chausson Coffee Trading Co, Ltd. (CHINA)|