Location: West, Karongi district
Altitude: 5,200-6,000 ft/ 1,600-1,800m
Processing: Fully-washed, raised-bed sun-drying
Flavor Notes: Black raspberry, dark chocolate, orange, floral
Agaseke, a group of all-female producers, was formed in 2016, with full support of the larger Kopakaki Dutegure cooperative, located in the Karongi district of western Rwanda. "Agaseke" is the name of a traditional Rwandan basket used for giving gifts. It is especially appropriate that this delicious, fruit-forward coffee has the name Agaseke! Supporting the women to own a community plot of coffee trees and sell their coffee separately as "women's coffee" is one way Kopkaki cooperative shows leadership and promotes gender equity in their rural community.