This cooperative started in 1999 as an association with 875 coffee farmers. The cooperative has now grown to 1,316 cooperative members with 297 women and 1,019 men, whose farms are located at high altitudes in a range of 1,685 to 2,000m. KOAKAKA has two washing stations, and a third will be in operation this year. In 2016, KOAKAKA coffee was chosen as the best coffee in the country with a score of 90.3 by RWASHOSCCO. KOAKAKA has Fair trade, Rainforest Alliance and UTZ certifications. In 2014, KOAKAKA started a special project sorting women’s coffee for the market. The cooperative has been a member of the African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) and the International Women Coffee Alliance (IWCA) since 2016, and its coffee was served during the coffee breaks of the 2016 Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) in Dublin.
In August 2018, KOAKAKA Coffee samples emerged among the top 10 in the Cup of Excellence with a cupping score of 88.69.