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Ejo Heza

RWANDA
£15.50
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Tasting Notes

BOILED SWEETS/ MARMALADE/ SYRUPY
A delicious Rwandan coffee with a touching story of a successful group of female producers behind it. In the cup it shows a strong sweet citrus flavour akin to marmalade, which is coupled with cherries and berries notes and a syrupy, treacly body.

Weight 350G

Country RWANDA

Region RUTSIRO

Producer EJO HEZA WOMENS GROUP

Variety BOURBON

Process WASHED

Altitude 1,480-1,900 MASL

Landed DECEMBER

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After the genocide in Rwanda, many girls and women were orphaned and widowed, suddenly finding themselves as heads of their families, solely responsible for their households and farms. At the Kopakama washing station, the female members formed a Women’s Committee to support each other through the challenges this brought. As part of this, they purchased a 1.5 hectare plot of land with 3,000 coffee trees as a training field and space to collaborate and build relationships through learning and working together. Women without access to their own property and land also come here to work. The women named the field Ejo Heza; ‘A Beautiful Tomorrow’. The best coffees from Ejo Heza and the female members’ own trees are sold and managed by a committee of five women with proceeds being reinvested in the group.