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Rwanda Hingakawa Minazi Women's Co-Op FT


Starting at $7.25 / lb
As low as $6.00 / lb
raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Rwanda coffee flavor profiles have a very clean, crisp and balanced cup, with medium to lightly-heavy acidity (not as much as Kenya or Ethiopia). Pleasant, sweet orange lemony citrus with a tiny hint of tobacco.

We are proud to introduce you to the women of Hingakawa Women’s Coffee Cooperative. The Hingakawa Association is one half of the Abakundakawa-Rushashi Cooperative which was formed in 2004, becoming the first women’s coffee farmer association of its kind in Rwanda.

The other half of Abakundakawa Rushashi is the Dakundakawa (“We love Coffee”) Association, also 100% run by women. Both coffee growing associations are located in the northern, mountainous regions of the Gakenke district, situated at high altitudes (1700-1900 meters elevation) and with coffee farms spread across five distinct zones. This Rwandan coffee bean is a bourbon varietal, washed and sun dried.

Try before you stock up with a 1/2 pound sample!

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryRwanda
  • Organic CertificationNo
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1,700-1,900
  • Brightness:4
  • Body:5
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:6
  • Sweetness:4
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:-
  • Nutty:-
  • Buttery:-
  • Fruity:medium bean
  • Flowery:bean
  • Winey:bean
  • Earthy:bean
  • RegionGakenke / Rushashi
  • VarietyBourbon
  • HarvestMarch - June
  • DryingSun dried

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by on March 24, 2020

This is our go to bean. Full City is delicious. I've tried more expensive beans and still go back this one.

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by on June 16, 2018

As advertised... Flowery, winey, slightly fruity. Very tasty! I roasted them just to the beginning of 2nd crack. Just a gorgeous cup of coffee...

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by on September 18, 2020

Great dry aroma that makes you impatient to finish brewing, good all around balance of flavor, body and cup aroma, roasted at full city barely plus (I kill the heat at the first second crack, transfer to cooling bowl and let it coast, sort of a full city with and edge to it)

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by on June 8, 2020

Discovered this coffee using CBC's great search tools. While I don't feel at all confident about describing a coffee flavor, I can look at the characteristics others have applied to the coffees I like, and get experiment with something similar. Rwanda Hingakawa is a great cup at City+. And doing business with CBC is always seamless and worry-free. Thanks!

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by on May 18, 2020

Great taste, aromatic. Worth the roast.

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by on April 17, 2020

It was the best thanks

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by on April 14, 2020


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by on March 11, 2020

Excellent bean I blended it with some Ethiopian beans and came up with a very bold full flavored dark roast

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by on January 8, 2020

Part of the sample pack and I used it to learn more about my Hottop K2+ . Roasted it to Full City+ because I wasn’t paying attention. Just to see where 2C would start. Dropped it at 12:00 @ 390f. Not as good as the Uganda as a dark roast but still very drinkable. Based on the other reviews, I will try to do this at a lighter roast level and see where that takes me. I like the idea that I’m supporting a CoOp.

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by on September 26, 2019

This is my must buy with every purchase! Super aromatic and flavorful, and the cause makes it even more worth it!

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by on August 30, 2019

I order this coffee every time I place an order. Though I have now tried a number of other excellent beans, this is still my standard go to favorite against which I compare all others. Never disappointed!

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by on May 24, 2019

Best coffee I have ever tasted, lovely flavor, AMAZING!

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by on May 4, 2019

We loved it so much we bought a 25 lb bag.

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by on February 13, 2019

I have not tried all the coffees from Coffee Bean Corral but I have tried their most expensive ones and though they too are great, so is this one at less than a fifth the cost. Perhaps not as "delicate" as the most expensive beans but for me, a nice, full, well rounded flavor; so far, it is my favorite. As another reviewer said: "Super excellent." I agree.

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by on November 20, 2018

One of my favorites so far. I labeled it as super excellent. It just rolls around my mouth with pleasantness.

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by on November 2, 2018

Very tasty and flavorful

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by on October 24, 2018

This is my favorite coffee for french roast coffee. It produced and excellent clean cup of coffee when roasted just past first crack. Don't just buy a pound, get several.

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by on September 25, 2018

We just finished 1 lb bag of the Rwanda beans and we love them and will be buying more. My first reaction to the taste of this coffee ( medium to dark roast) was rich and smooth. No bitter aftertaste that you get with some coffee, but a very pleasant aftertaste.

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by on May 26, 2018

Always good!

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by on September 1, 2018

I'm no coffee expert, but I do tend to prefer the beans from this region for their strong and earthy flavors. These particular beans yielded a very pleasant roast: not overpowering yet full of rich flavor. I would buy again .

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