Intango, pronounced “Inango”, is the name of a small washing station that supports over 250 small farmers near Lake Kivu. Our partners at Keffa Coffee work closely with Gilbert Gatali, the owner and operator of the washing station, who is a leader in Rwanda focused on social impact through coffee. Through the programs at Intango, many small farmers have been able to drastically improve their coffee’s quality and met the high standards to be exported in this lot.
This coffee is bursting with fruit flavors with an emphasis on sweet citrus tastes. Look for a bready, sugary pie taste similar to a graham cracker crust. Filter methods like pourover and drip pot will make the fruit flavors pop, while a French Press will be more like a chocolate covered cherry.
From our importing partner, Keffa Coffee:
Intango is a Kinyarwanda word that signifies a beginning, a communal sharing space which for us means a central location from which farmers, staff, and community start as they grow and change their lives positively together.
Intango (the washing station) has a commitment to the highest quality standards which has resulted in exceptional coffees. Beyond our quest for quality, we have programs that focus on social impact for the smallholder farmers we work with mainly through best agronomical practices.