Agaseke coffee from the Kopakaki Dutegure cooperative
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.
Black Magic is a 50/50 blend of Rwanda and Guatemala.
$5 from every bag of Black Magic Coffee supports a scholarship fund for students at North Central College through the school's Black Student Association.
Available in a medium roast.