Agasaro Women’s Lot Rwanda
by Union Coffee
About this Coffee
Worn decoratively in women’s hair and in jewellery in Rwanda, “Agasaro” translates to “beads” from Kinyarwanda and is the name of the women-grown coffee at the Cocagi co-operative.
Floral and aromatic, Agasaro is reminiscent of a light hibiscus tea in notes and mouthfeel, complemented by fresh and vibrant citrus acidity and notes of blood orange and lychee.
Co-operative des Caféicultureurs de Gishoma (Cocagi) is made up of 1000 smallholder coffee members, approximately 300 of whom are women. In 2015, a women’s group was set up to promote women economically, in decision making and increase visibility by creating Agasaro coffee, the brand known by exporters.