Rwanda Ejo Heza


blackberry, honey, chamomile


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This bright, fruity, classically Rwandan coffee comes to us from a special subset of the Kopakama Cooperative in Rwanda: Ejo Heza, which means “Bright Tomorrow”. The 320-member all-woman sub-cooperative, based in Rwanda’s Western Province, formed in 2011 with full support of the greater Kopakama co-op.

$1 of your purchase supports the Women in Coffee Project, an initiative formed by a group of Joe Coffee employees seeking to highlight and elevate the conversation about the achievements of women in the coffee world.


Freshly Roasted: All orders are roasted on Monday and Thursday and are shipped on the same day. Note that if you order Two-Day Shipping after 7am on any given day, your order will be processed the following roast day. We do this to ensure your coffee arrives to you as fresh as possible!


  • Type


    Single Origin
  • Origin


    Mushubati, Rutsiro District, Rwanda
  • Producer


    Ejo Heza, Kopakama Cooperative
  • variety


  • Elevation


    1,600–2,000 MASL
  • Process



At the Source

The Ejo Heza women manage a communal plot of coffee trees on a little over one hectare of land, as well as on their own family plots. Through the agronomy support of Kopakama, the farmers are constantly experimenting with and improving upon the quality and sustainability of their coffee farms, including planting beneficial shade trees.

In 2016, with the premiums earned from the sales of this coffee, Ejo Heza was able to found a microcredit savings and lending group to help member farmers continue to thrive.

Women of Ejo Heza clear brush on a hillside