Rwanda | Kibingo - Maraba Cooperative
Cup characteristics: Orange, Raspberry, Apricot, Cocoa
Process | Washed
MASL | 1700 - 2200
Varietal | Mixed Varietals
Kibingo is the fourth and newest washing station of the Maraba Cooperative (locally known as Abahuzamugamboi Ba Kawa), and counts 198 members whose farms are located at high- altitude between 1,700 - 2,200 MASL.
Maraba's success has enabled the cooperative to support its members with financial management workshops, agronomy training and access to affordable farming tools, organic pesticides and fertilisers. Members are also given access to financial support for school fees, health services and loan facilities for home loans and farming equipment.
The mountain roads are in pretty poor condition and very few people own motorised vehicles which makes coffee cherry transport very difficult. To answer this problem the Maraba coop organises for all its washing stations to collect coffee cherries daily, directly from the farmers or from collection points.