We go beyond simply producing specialty coffees and trying to make a profit. Rwanda is a country that epitomises renewal and it has become an African symbol of regeneration and community spirit. Now, one of the cleanest, safest countries in Africa; with a parliament that is made up of a majority of women, Rwanda’s spirit of empowerment has imbued Kivu noir with the same drive to go beyond. Kivu noir proudly employs Fair Practices, supporting and empowering the many hundreds of local women and their communities who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.
Our coffee is made with respect to people and the planet. Our Fair Practices have rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards in place to promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment, enable transparency, and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses.