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Selection for cup of excellence in Rwashoscco

Rwashoscco is ready to Host delegation from around the world to celebrate 10 years in coffee business Rwashoscco started pre selection on 4th July 2016 they selected the best coffee in the different lot from cooperatives

last week they have selected most coffee was clean , sweetness, honey, etc… today it is last day of cupping because by Thursday of this week the best cupper from around the world they will have time to cup best coffee from cooperatives in Rwashocco

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Women in Coffee

ITC, in cooperation with the International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA), supports the establishment of women’s associations in the coffee sector, so-called IWCA country chapters.  The project focuses primarily on East Africa.  IWCA chapters empower women in the coffee sector through a national and international network of peers – a way of cooperating that has worked well in Central America for several years.

Through the chapters women work together to solve issues they face collectively, advancing socially and economically.  The project includes components on leadership training, micro-finance and branding and is available to coffee entrepreneurs primarily in Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

Therefore the guest from Europe are visited Rwashoscco and Women Coffee Association in times of new project presentation for Rulindo project

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Who is Eugenie MUKANDANGA?

Eugenie MUKANDANGA is a Quality control,Roasting and Export Manager in RWASHOSCCO company since 2003.Was born on June 1983 at Huye/ Rusatira, south province in Rwanda, she graduated in Nation University of Rwanda. She has an experience in coffee cupping since 2005. She has a certification into differences competition and events. There are:

Certificate of attendance and achievement of training “cupping : The Sensory Evaluation of Coffee” ( EAFCA 2005 ), Certificate of achievement “completing the cup of excellence Training”( SPREAD/USAID,NUR,OCIR Café and Alliance for Coffee 2007 ),The certificate of participation in training “Advanced Training in coffee Cupping for Coffee Value Determination” ( OCIR Café  and SPREAD/USAID 2008, Training and participating as a member of the panel of National Judges for the Rwanda Cup of Excellence ( “OCIR Café 2008’’), Training and participating as a member of the panel of National judges for the Rwanda cup of Excellence (OCIR Café and Alliance for Coffee Excellence  “ ACE “,Inc 2010 ) ,

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Training and participating as a member of the panel of National judges for the Rwanda cup of Excellence (NAEB  and  Alliance for Coffee Excellence “ ACE “,Inc 2011 ) , Certificate of Attendance the Second annual Let’s Talk Coffee in Moshi Tanzania 2011, Training and participating as a member of the panel of National judges for the Rwanda cup of Excellence (NAEB  and  Alliance for Coffee Excellence  “ ACE “,Inc 2012 ), Examinations in the evaluation of coffee through standardized methods of cupping established by the Technical Standards committee of the Specialty Coffee Association of America.( Coffee Quality Institute CQI 2013 but I am STAR CUPPER ), Training and participating as a member of the panel of National judges for the Rwanda cup of Excellence (NAEB  and  Alliance for Coffee Excellence  “ ACE “,Inc 2013 ), Certificate of Participation in Regional Barista Skills &Service Training held in Nairobi, Kenya.(2015)etc….

 

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Anastase MINANI is President, Dukunde kawa/Musasa in Let’s talk coffee Rwanda

LET’S TALK COFFEE® BEST OF RWANDA

Best of Rwanda will unite roasters, producers, and other stakeholders for several days of collaboration and discussion that will range from presentations about how to promote Rwandan coffee to trainings of women smallholder farmers that will help strengthen the supply chain.

 

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative (Musasa)

Dukunde Kawa Cooperative was created in 2000 with 300 members as an association farmers who were farmers of coffee. With funds from the Rwandan Ministry of Defense, in 2004 the cooperative became able to build a washing station of Ruli.

Farm: 2,100 co-op members deliver from their smallholdings + independents

Varietal: Red Bourbon

Processing: Fully Washed and dried on screens

Altitude: 1900 – 2020 metres above sea level

¢Owner: Musasa Dukundekawa Cooperative – some 2,100 smallholder farmers

Town/City: Coko Sector

Region: Gakenke District

Warehouse: Archive

Success stories :

  •   The cooperative started giving Frisian cows to its members and over 170 of them are beneficiaries already.
  • Access to credit facilities still challenge for farmers.
  • Musasa cooperatives access loans from bank for development sector
  • Technology for Tissue culture banana

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RWASHOSCCO Attended in Cup of Excellence 2015 competition

The Rwanda Cup of Excellence 2015 competition has kicked off with submission of 208 coffee lots for pre-selection stage. This is an increase from 170 lots received last year and 169 lots in 2013, according to National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB).

Sixty lots are expected to make it to the finals slated for 31st July in Rulindo District, George William Kayonga, the NAEB chief, said. He added that the final competition will be adjudicated by  a jury of national and international experts.

The Cup of Excellence competition seeks to promote the quality of the country’s coffees and best practices along value chain.

The annual event, established in 2008, also looks to improve the coffee industry and farmers’ household incomes through value-addition. NAEB has already designated seven well-equipped laboratories in Huye, Rusizi, Rulindo and Kayonza districts in the coffee screening process.

 

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Cup of Excellence 2015 competition

The Rwanda Cup of Excellence 2015 competition has kicked off with submission of 208 coffee lots for pre-selection stage. This is an increase from 170 lots received last year and 169 lots in 2013, according to National Agriculture Export Board (NAEB).

Sixty lots are expected to make it to the finals slated for 31st July in Rulindo District, George William Kayonga, the NAEB chief, said. He added that the final competition will be adjudicated by  a jury of national and international experts.

The Cup of Excellence competition seeks to promote the quality of the country’s coffees and best practices along value chain.

The annual event, established in 2008, also looks to improve the coffee industry and farmers’ household incomes through value-addition. NAEB has already designated seven well-equipped laboratories in Huye, Rusizi, Rulindo and Kayonza districts in the coffee screening process.

Competition guidelines

Coffee washing stations will select top plantations that observe proper agriculture practices, and ensure quality along the value chain, according Eric Ruganintwali, the NAEB quality and regulation manager and Cup of Excellence co-ordinator.

Every coffee washing station submits a sample of 5kg of parchment coffee for each competing lot. The stations are also required to sign contracts with farmers or their representative before entering the coffee into the contest.