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Rwanda Kinini Village Natural

Kinini, Rulindo, Rwanda

This is a unique coffee, “Kinini” means, literally, ‘this big thing right here’. It is the name of the collaboration of cooperatives seeking to pool their efforts to improve their lots. 85% of the members are women. Rwanda may contribute less than 0.2 percent of the global coffee supply, but its high-quality coffee is renowned worldwide. Our Rwanda Kinini Village Natural coffee is a unique light roast, naturally processed to highlight delightful notes of black cherry, hibiscus, cola, and chocolate.


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Like most African coffee-producing countries, except Ethiopia, Rwanda’s coffee cultivation was introduced by European colonial powers to supply the growing market in Europe. In the 1930s, Belgian colonials mandated the planting of high-yield, low-cost coffee varieties with little focus on quality. The colonial government enforced strict export mandates and high taxes on growers, effectively binding them to the industry.

By the 1990s, coffee had become Rwanda’s staple agricultural export despite low market prices. However, the 1994 genocide, which claimed nearly 1 million lives, devastated the coffee industry and stalled development for nearly a decade. In the early 2000s, the Rwandan government initiated programs to use specialty coffee for economic recovery. Today, Rwanda, despite contributing less than 0.2 percent of the global coffee supply, is recognized for its high-quality coffee and its remarkable recovery and development as a specialty coffee origin.

Flavor Notes


Black Cherry



Kinini, Rulindo, Rwanda


Kinini Coffee Cooperative







Brew as you like, but our roasting team suggests:

French Press

This natural Rwandan coffee shines on the Kalita Wave pour-over, enhancing its clean, bright clarity. The unique brewing method brings out vibrant flavors of black cherry, hibiscus, cola, and chocolate, creating a delightful and nuanced cup.

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