Processed coffee cherries
The taste profile of the Kigembe coffee is known for its aromatic qualities that hint at citrus fruits. The unique flavors may fill the mouth with lime, orange, and green apple hints.
Our coffee is harvested from the fertile acidic soils in the hills of Huye hills. Choice-fully handpicked and sorted, the ripe red coffee cherries are de-pulped and fully washed with natural local waters, fermented and dried under natural climatic conditions. We ensure control measures are established in each and every step of the processing so as to ensure good quality coffee that can be sold locally and internationally.
President of C.K.C
Before I joined Kigembe I only had 300 coffee trees which have increased up to 1500 trees. The cooperative has been able to provide an income of 500,000 Frw and above on a yearly basis. Being part of this cooperative has had a lasting impact on myself and family for instance, through working with banks, I have become financially responsible and independent. And most importantly, I have been able to put my children in school. As a leader I attended many international conferences where I got to improve my knowledge in the coffee industry.
I have been part of Kigembe coffee cooperative since the beginning. I was always a coffee farmer; however, it wasnâ€™t until I joined a cooperative of other coffee farmers that I realized the power of working together. Through training, my coffee has increased from 1500 to 500 coffee trees since 2010, which has enabled me to keep my children in school.
I have been with the cooperative for five years now. Being part of this cooperative has really contributed to my personal development as my family depends on my income as a coffee farmer. As per now, I own a house, paid for my health insurance, and am able to ask for loans.
I have been a member for six years. Before joining the cooperative, I was unemployed, but since joining, I've paid for my university education and practiced saving for my future. I have grown to love coffee and was able to put in practice what I study in school.