Loyal is back with another round of beans from our favorite group of farmers in Eastern Rwanda, Kinini Village. The name Kinini translates to ‘this big thing right here’ and what a big thing indeed! Created and funded by two individuals who had no history in the coffee industry but sought to build up the local community, Jacqui Turner and Malcolm Clear helped establish multiple local businesses and organizations in the existing community but understood that investing in coffee farmers could introduce generational wealth, creating a longer lasting impact. From tree seedlings and training to washing stations and wherewithal, Jacqui and Malcolm provided everything needed to grow a successful farmer’s cooperative. And successful it was; the first production year reaping an 87-point coffee (13 points away from perfection.) Over the years they have grown into a leading example of gender equity, women comprising 85% of their members, and continue to set their sights towards the future, using their unique business model to help foster income growth within their communities.