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Karengera Coffee operates two washing stations, Karengera and Cyiya, which are both located in the Nyamasheke district in the Western Province of Rwanda. Karengera is a pioneer in the Rwandan coffee sector as the first to obtain Rain Forest Alliance certification.


Caferwa operates a dry mill and four washing stations (Nkora, Cyebumba, Shangi and Buliza). Caferwa owns the oldest and largest washing station in Rwanda, making it one of the most experienced companies in the specialty coffee sector in the country. Tora Coffee is Cafewa's roasted coffee brand.


Socor operates two washing stations, Kinunu and Rugamba, and one dry mill, located at the Kinunu washing station. Socor's Kinunu roasted coffee is one of the leading roasted coffee brands in Rwanda.

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Our PartnersWho we work with

Falcon Commodities (www.falconcoffees.com)

KZ Noir has partnered with Falcon Commodities on price risk management as well as marketing, working capital and logistics support.

Grassroots Business Fund (www.gbfund.org)

KZ Noir and GBF have closed a $1.5 million mezzanine debt facility, which also includes a technical assistance facility. Funds are being used for working capital, debt refinancing and value-added projects.

TechnoServe (www.technoserve.org)

TechnoServe provided washing stations with sustainability training and trained portfolio company agronomists on agricultural best practices. Companies are currently planning farmer training sessions.

Café Neo (www.myneocafe.com)

Café Neo is a Kaizen Venture Partners-owned coffeehouse located in Lagos, Nigeria. KZ Noir sells roasted coffee to Neo, which currently operates two coffeehouses and has plans to open three more this year.

Acumen Fund (www.acumen.org)

KZ Noir and Acumen have closed a $1.2 million convertible debt facility. Funds are being used for debt refinancing and value added projects.

Root Capital (www.rootcapital.org)

Root Capital has been a provider of working capital to the company since its inception in 2011. Root Capital has also provided financial training to company personnel.

Access.Mobile (www.accessmobileinc.com)

Access.Mobile has partnered with KZ Noir to support its efforts to be a leader in the premium coffee export market in Rwanda. This collaboration includes technology-driven mobile solutions using AM’s mobile technology.

Fair Trade (www.fairtradeusa.org)

KZ Noir is in the application process with Fair Trade. Fair Trade goods are just that Fair. From farms to shopping cart, products that bear FT logo come from farmers and workers who are justly compensated. Fair Trade is about helping farmers in developing countries to build sustainable businesses that positively influence their communities.

Rainforest Alliance www.rainforest-alliance.org

KZ Noir’s portfolio company Karengera Coffee is now certified with Rainforest Alliance for conservation of biodiversity and improving peoples’ livelihoods. The company was verified, validated and certified based on standard services which are designed to generate ecological, social and economic benefits.

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Recent Highlights 2013

  • + First Place in 2013 Rwandan Cup of Excellence
  • + First Rain Forest Alliance certification for Rwandan coffee company.
  • + Successfully piloted an innovative technology mobile based solution to increase efficiency and provide traceability along the coffee supply chain in partnership with Access mobile.

Job Openning - Director of Operations – KZNoir

KZNoir,a leading integrated coffee company in Rwandaseekstorecruit a Director of Operations with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience to its Kigali based team. Applicants should be highly motivated with unwavering integrity, excellent communicators and possess strong operational skills particularly in agribusiness.The role requires significant coordination across different departments and geographies so the ability to work well in a team environment is critical.

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