The Rwanda Hingakawa made its debut at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room on Monday, May 10, 2016.
The word "Hingakawa" is native Rwandan and translates into "Let's grow coffee." This Rwandan chant is also the name of this all-women led coop, where women survive by growing coffee.
By looking at the beans, it appears to be a light to medium roast profile (on the lighter spectrum). Rwanda coffees are often delicate coffees that earn a lighter roast profile to bring out the wonderful origin flavors.
Rwanda Hingakawa farmers are a close-knit, seamless community of women who are turning out coffees of rare elegance. This coffee presents notes of sweet mandarin citrus and honey, delicate florals and clover baking spices.
Rwanda Hingakawa coffee is a beautiful product of patience, care and love.
The artwork on the card is an abstraction of baskets in beautiful colors, woven together to create a bigger pattern symbolizing community and hope.