Rwanda Coko Cooperative

Rwanda Coko Cooperative

Farm Description

Coko is a small cooperative in an area between two much larger and well-known coffee mills: Musasa and Rushashi. They were definitely one of the most organized and motivated groups I visited this year, with plans to expand their production greatly. Gladly, they seemed to understand that there is no sense to grow bigger if their level of quality drops, because they are blessed with some pretty amazing circumstances. The washing station is set at 2000 meters, with coffee coming from around 1800 up to 2100 meters in the surrounding area. They are using a Colombian machine-washer rather than traditional fermentation and getting great results in terms of cup quality. This processing allowed them to start an independent cooperative on a site with little water resources, as a traditional fermentation mill would require.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

Coko is a beautiful cup that highlights the best attributes found in Rwanda coffees. The dry fragrance is floral with citric mandarin orange brightness. The floral and citrus show more of a lemon verbena scent on the wet aroma, with clove, vanilla. orange, and milk choc at a Full City roast level with just a bit of roasty caramelization with the cocoa. The warm cup has a defined clove finish that's a much stronger floral clove as cools. With some melon and floral notes, the Full City has none of the roasty notes from the aroma, but with a sweet cherry note right in the center. The body and mouthfeel are clear yet creamy which matches and supports the melon flavors really well. In the cool cup, the Full City shows a bit of roast in the finish with some cocoa which makes it a pleasant roastiness. While I would certainly lean towards a City+ roast on this, it was a really nice Full City cup with lots of character.

Score

90.5

Lot Size

91 60KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Bourbon    

Grade & Appearance

.4 d/300 grams, 15+ Screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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The leaders of Coko cooperative, dressed to impress

Sorting the newly pulped parchment under shade

Incoming coffee cherry for processing

Penagos machine-washed equipment
 

Comments

#1 SO Espresso

I pulled a shot on the Astoria lever this morning, nice development through 1st crack, dumped during the last pops of 1st, and the shot was sweet, slightly spicy tomato soup. I have a feeling we'll be selling a lot of it.

#2 Our Coffee of the Month - Roasted by Augie's in Redlands, CA

We're so excited to feature this beautiful Coffee from the Rwanda Coko Co-Op. We've made it February's Coffee of the Month (LACoffeeClub). Here's a video we made showing it being roasted by Austin @ Augie's Coffee Roasters in Redlands, CA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtC87zYlnjg&list=UUt-o5UqUnl_rg8PZEDIQ89w...

#3 Coko sounds amazing

Always good to see producers not sacrificing quality over quantity. How long is delivery to Australia?
Phil

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