DECAF Espresso

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

    About the farmer(s)

    Nyampinga Womens Cooperative — Ewanda

    This coffee is produced by the Nyampinga Woomens Cooperative in Southern Rwanda. The 238-member cooperative owns & operates its own washing station, where coffee is de-pulped, fermented, washed & dried on raised African beds. The coffee is carefully hand-sorted at every step.

    Nyampinga is part of the Sustainable Growers program, which provides training in agronomy, marketing & quality control.

    • region Rusenge
    • farm/farmer Small-holder
    • altitude 1760 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.