Rwanda is a country in East-Africa, located a few degrees south of the equator line. Rwanda is highly elevated, dominated by mountains and hills and its temperate to subtropical climate allows for agriculture that is ideal for growing delicious coffee. This permits Rwanda to have the best quality coffee with a unique taste.
Massa Inc deals with specialty green coffee beans, fully washed 100% Arabica, from reputable cooperatives around the country. The taste, flavour, and aroma are always amazing due to the high hills and mountains of Rwanda, with altitudes between 1400-2200 m on volcanic soil which delivers beans with an amazing body and high acidity.
- Fully washed
- Full body
- High acidity
- Fair Trade
All this combined creates a powerful superior quality of coffee which ends up in your cup..
Coffee from Rwanda presents great opportunities both locally and internationally and remains to be discovered by the rest of the World.
Good coffee, starts in farms. Massa Inc ensures that the coffee has been grown in proper conditions which is fundamental to its final taste, aroma and body of the green coffee bean.
The soil the coffee is grown on to how and when the beans are picked and processed, all highly influence the final quality of coffee that is produced.
When the cherries are ready, the farmers harvest them and remove the skin, pulp and parchment. The picking and sorting is performed and screening may also be used to improve the separation between the ripe and unripe large or small cherries.
Once the coffee beans have been sorted they are processed by using both the wet or dry methods and eventually dried naturally before being packaged for shipment.
WE CAN BE FAIR
Our business, our coffee, is fair-trade.
Massa Inc only works with fair-trade cooperatives who are certified and meet the international standards. In addition many of them have won in tasting and cupping competitions multiple times.
Fair Trade allows us to create business between us and cooperatives through dialogue, transparency, and respect for the greater equity. This brings sustainable development by offering better trading system to local coffee farmers, and heavily support producers in all levels.
Most of the cooperatives members are women, widows and sole income earners, so working together through cooperatives and fair-trade has brought them significant changes in their quality of life such as affordable food and clean water, medication, as well as education for their children.
Massa Inc has chosen to be part of this beautiful movement that changes people’s lives.
WE THINK GREEN
Rwanda’s location, altitude, climate and fertile soil naturally provides optimal conditions to grow high quality coffee.
Massa Inc partners with farmers in cooperatives who practices organic farming methods and are certified as organic producers. A lot of the coffee preparation is done naturally such as harvesting, picking and drying. This natural processing system allows the preservation of the coffee flavour.