"We who love coffee.”
Why we love this coffee
This is the meaning of Abakundakawa, serving as a powerful mantra driving the farmers of this co-op to make their mark in Rwanda—and the coffee world at large. With a membership that’s nearly half women—a true rarity in the coffee world—this determined group lives up to its mission in various ways. Many of the women in the organization hold leadership roles, with their exemplary management culminating in award-winning coffees.
From roasting and sampling on-site, to reinvesting income into school fees and community support, to moving toward fully organic processing methods, their pioneering ways produce a gorgeous coffee and an exceptional example. It is our second year offering Abakundakawa, and we are thrilled to witness the success of this remarkable group.
About Starbucks Reserve® coffee
Our constant travels around the world take us in search of small-lot coffees that are distinctive enough to earn our Starbucks Reserve® label. Each coffee is one-of-a-kind—sourced from small coffee-growing regions in Latin America, Africa and Asia / Pacific Islands.
All Starbucks Reserve® coffees are roasted with care, at our Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, to bring out their peak flavour expression. They are available in limited supply in select Starbucks® stores or delivered to you.
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