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Muka Kivu

A coffee of the lake, with devotion and passion

Muka Kivu the Washed coffee that defines the profile of Taza from the coffee growing region of Rutsiro, Rwanda, green and ready to roast.

We explain what you want to know about lake coffee with devotion and passion

  1. It is a coffee that its cup profile is chocolatey
  2. Its key descriptor in aroma and flavor is lemon.
  3. Other descriptors that complete its organoleptic profile are fruity, dried fruits and sweets.
  4. It is an ideal coffee for espresso, filter and mocha extraction.
  5. It has an overall score according to the SCA scale of 84 points.
  6. Its acidity is of medium intensity
  7. It has a medium intensity body
  8. It is a coffee that is cultivated in the Great Lakes coffee geography, in the Rwandan coffee origin and in the Rutsiro coffee-growing region.
  9. It is a coffee of the Arabica species and of the Bourbon Red varietal.
  10. It is a coffee that we have processed with the Traditional Washed method -washed and fermented-, with an aerobic fermentation and we have dried it in the sun in patios.
Saco de café verde Muka Kivu de la región de Rutsiro, en Ruanda

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Coffee growers and producers

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Coffee Districts

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Hectares with coffee trees
Caficultoras de la región cafetera de Nyaruguru District

We explain the how and why of Muka Kivu coffee growers and producers.

Muka Kivu is produced by a collective of coffee farmers in the Rutsiro coffee-growing region of Rwanda.

This group of small coffee producers takes advantage of the collaborative economy to deliver their coffees directly to roasters. They are focused on cup quality, environmental and economic sustainability and supply chain transparency. They achieve this by working vertically from the farm to the roaster as a single team. They aim to produce sustainable coffee and high quality micro-lots. Also, fair prices for coffee growers that improve their quality of life and that of their families by adding value to roasters through transparency and teamwork.

The coffee-growing region where we produce our Muka Kivu coffee

Roaster we will briefly explain the advantages of roasting green coffee from the Terras de Mare range Terra Green Coffee

They have: A well-defined cup profile and identified with the coffee region where they are produced – A broad spectrum key descriptor that is easy to recognize and adopt by the consumer – Interannual stability of the cup profile and key descriptor – A roast with minimal variations for a systematized profile – Maximum number of defects 10 per 350 gr – Specialty score by the SCA – Variety of processes and coffee regions in each origin – Unification of 60 kg containers to optimize logistics and handling – Price subject to stock exchange – Availability of contracts by harvest – Exclusive marketing territory.

The coffee-growing region where we produce our Muka Kivu coffee

We explain in brief what the coffee growing region of Rutsiro in Rwanda is like.

  • It has 7 coffee-growing districts
  • The estimated population is 323,251 inhabitants.
  • Its surface area is 1,159 km².
  • Produces 6.19% of the country’s total coffee production
  • 2,224 hectares are cultivated with coffee trees.
  • It occupies the 2nd place as the country’s coffee growing region.
  • The altitude of coffee cultivation in the region is between 1,500 and 1,900 meters above sea level.
  • The most harvested varietals are Borbón Rojo, Catuaí and Caturra.
  • Harvest months are from February to May
Vistas de carretera con viviendas de fondo y alrededor, de la región de Nyaruguru District en Ruanda

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