Vunga - Rwanda


This is beautiful coffee. Clean, elegant and well balanced. Perhaps the perfect comfort coffee? In the cup, you can expect notes of sticky honey and dates. The body is silky and the finish is long with a blood orange acidity providing just the right amount of zing. However you like to brew, this coffee will deliver. 

Origin:  Vunga Coffee Washing Station, Nyamasheke District

Varietals: Red Bourbon

Processing: Washed

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Want to know more about this coffee? Here is an outline provided by Raw Material, the not for profit company that imports this coffee for us. 

In Rwanda, we work alongside Muraho Trading Co. This partnership helps affiliate co-operatives increase their quality of production, fetch a higher price for their coffee, and introduces them to new markets. This will be a continuous work in progress in the coming years, as we gain a greater understanding of the particular challenges Rwandan coffee producers face.

Through this process we can develop a model that creates incentives which generate producer buy-in, all the while maximising impact. We supply coffee from across Muraho’s washing stations, which are located in the Nyamasheke, Gakenke, and Nyabihu regions of Rwanda.

Vunga is a well-established small cooperative run by President Uwimana Daphrose. Her partnership with the export and financing capability of Muraho Trading Co was formed to help Vunga increase their quality, fetch a higher price for their coffee and to introduce it to new markets.

Vunga is a well-known washing station, though it is located in an area in Rwanda where very little coffee is produced, it has a reputation of producing extremely high-quality coffee. In 2012, Vunga placed 13th in the Rwanda Cup of Excellence and 4th in 2014.

Raw Material is paying a premium of $0.35 USD per kilo of milled green coffee to the Vunga cooperative in order to help fund infrastructure upgrades. This premium assisted the installation of a full serpentine for washing (previously lacking at the station), extended drying tables, and a depulper in 2017.

Vunga’s producers receive bonus second payments as well as health insurance through the Cooperative. 

Remember! - Shipping by DPD is FREE on orders which contain more than 1kg of coffee. You can mix and match varieties and bag sizes however you please. Single 250g bags go by Royal Mail 24 Large Letter Post and cost £1.95. To see all shipping options, click here.

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