Winner of the UK's Best of Organic Coffee Soil Association Certification BOOM Awards 2023
Winner of Gold Taste of the West Award 2023
Jabulani is an organic specialty coffee with purpose, whose story goes beyond the bean.
In 2022, this story was recorded in the 26 minute documentary shown below
Behind Jabulani is a story of togetherness and a vision for improving communities and developing leadership.
The Rwandan single origin coffee has been produced as the result of a partnership between Owens Coffee, Jabo Butera of the Diversity Business Incubator (DBI) in Plymouth and Plymouth's Jabulani Food Court, run by Liliane Uwimana.
Jabulani is grown in the Gakenke District of Rwanda. The coffee offers sweet notes of cherry, hibiscus and vanilla. We recommend it for both filter and espresso.
Arabica Varietal: Bourbon
Altitude: 1800 - 2200m
Jabulani coffee beans are mainly grown by smallholders who own land less than one hectare per family.
This organic single origin coffee is produced by the Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative, run by a female president who has united a group of over 200 members growing their coffee at unusually high levels (2000m above sea level), so the beans are slowly ripened and full of flavour.
The Coko Cooperative is a small, mostly female cooperative based in Northern Rwanda and found in the highest areas of the Gakenke District. These females are celebrated community leaders; supporting them supports their communities.
Owens, Jabo and Liliane have a direct relationship with the Twongerekawa Coko Cooperative. Sales of the beans support initiatives both in Rwanda and in the UK, helping to connect ambassadors from both countries to exchange knowledge, nurture leadership and encourage positive global change.
Ideal for espresso and filter as whole beans, and ideal for cafetière and filter as medium ground. Also available as fine ground for espresso.
Video courtesy of Tom Carder Media and Brand Biscuit Studios.