Marie Bedabasingwa


Gakenke District, Rwanda
Rich & Comforting: Apricot & Black Tea

Purchase a Rwandan coffee during February through June and Mecca Coffee will donate $1 for every 250g sold to "Support Strong Women" campaign. Scroll down to learn more.

Weight: 250g
Grind: Whole

Coffee Varietal: Red Bourbon
Harvest Year:
September 2023
Coffee Process: Washed

Single-producer micro-lots like this one are difficult to find in Rwanda, ones produced exclusively by women are close to non-existent. Losing her husband in the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Marie Bedabasingwa has tended the soils of her farm in the northern province of Rwanda by herself.

Marie is a member of Dukunde Kawa Cooperative. Inside this local cooperative, a small group of women producers began to form. They named themselves ‘Rambagirakawa Womens Group’, offering social support, and shared profits to name a few. Marie, at the forefront of the group, is a central force in growing RWG in both numbers and influence in the community.

When asked what the group means to her, she proudly exclaimed, “It has shown me that even the impossible can become possible!”.

This month, we will be donating $1 for every 250g sold from our Rwanda Producers Series as part of a campaign Supporting Strong Women; an initiative that is raising funds for the Rambagirakawa Womens Group. As a collective we hope to raise $15000 by June.

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Supporting Strong Women

Through "Supporting Strong Women" the Australian coffee community aims to raise $15,000 by June 2024 to construct a day care centre for the women of Rambagirakawa and the wider coffee producing community. Accomplishing this long-held goal will directly impact the women's productivity and prosperity, while ensuring their children are cared for in a safe , happy and nurturing environment, surrounded by their community and with their mums, aunties and grandmothers close by.

Led by our trusted coffee partners and long time #meccamates, Melbourne Coffee Merchants, Mecca Coffee will be donating $1 per 250g sold through our Rwandan Producer's Series. We will be showcasing four amazing producers starting from late February until June.


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