Peaberry coffees are unique in that only one of the two seeds is fertilized, leading to a small round coffee bean with no flat side. It's believed that approximately 5% of all coffee is peaberry and these beans tend to be denser, as well as slightly sweeter.
This particular peaberry, with its fruity notes and dry finish, is brought to us via the hard work of a Women's Group that came together after the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Attempting to earn a better living in the absence of their husbands, these women rehabilitated the coffee fields. Money raised through their coffee sales has gone to the planting of a collective field called Ejo Heza, or A Beautiful Tomorrow, as well as helping poor members buy cows, and aiding in water access for the community. The coop now has nearly 250 women members who contribute through their individual and collective farms.
Altitude: 1500 - 1800 meters
Process: Fully washed
Location: Rubengera Sector, Karongi.
Roast: Full City, Full Bodied, Medium Acidity