Amani ya Juu proudly supports fair trade coffee by Misozi Kopaki. Misozi Kopaki is grown in the Karongi District of western Rwanda by over 800 small farmers. In an effort create the best coffee possible, the farmers in this area have pooled their coffee, resources and knowledge together by forming a cooperative they called Kopaki.
The Misozi and Kopaki coops are proudly certified Fair Trade to guarantee transparency and fairness throughout their growing community.
Flavor: Very balanced acidity with plum sweetness, creamy mouth feel and complex finish.
Amani ya Juu also supports fair trade coffee by the Bulaago Coffee Farmers Association. Bulaago is a village in Buzabiti District, which is a part of the larger Bugisu region. Some of Uganda’s most sought-after washed Arabica coffees hail from the sub-region around Bulaago – this region is often referred to as Buginanya or Gibuzaale (those two are the villages where many local coffee companies position their collection centers and washing stations). This cooperative of 220 farmers receive fair pay for their coffee.
We’re partnering with these Rwandan and Ugandan coffee farmer co-ops and Mayfly Roasting Company (http://www.mayflycoffee.com/).