DECAF Espresso

100% decaffeinated coffee. Processed using the Swiss Water decaffeination method.

    About the farmer(s)

    Rotheca Project — Burundi

    This lot was processed at the Butihinda Washing Station. It was built in 1984 & purchased by Angéle Ciza in 2012. The station processes the coffee of around 1000 small-holder farmers from Bwinyana Hill.

    Angéla helps with educating farmers on plant nurseries & harvesting. She also helps with financing & has a scholarship to pay for school fees for young girls.

    This coffee was decaffeinated using the Swiss Water decaffeination method.

    Vive L'Afrique 

    • region Kirundo
    • farm/farmer Butihinda Washing Station
    • altitude 1500-1800 meters
    • crop 2023
    • cultivar Red Bourbon
    • process Washed

    Bourbon is a natural mutation of Typica originating from La Réunion {until 1848 known as Île Bourbon}. The coffee was planted in 1708 by the French who acquired seeds from the Dutch, who in turn acquired them from Yemen. Colour of the cherries is  due to a recessive gene, they can be either pink, yellow, orange or like this offering, red when ripe. Bourbon is 1/3rd more productive than Typica.