Our Small Batch Series is a program of limited offerings that features hyper seasonal, highly traceable, and really tasty coffees.
In celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month, we’re proud to offer this fine Rwandan selection from the Nyampinga women’s cooperative in Southern Rwanda. “Nyampinga” means “beautiful women, both inside and out.”
This coffee came to us through the relationship coffee experts at Sustainable Harvest, whose Women’s Coffee Sourcing Program seeks to elevate women’s unequal status in coffee production through coffee skills education, advocacy, leadership development, and concrete incentives to improve quality and meet their goals. Nyampinga is also part of the Sustainable Growers program, which provides training in agronomy, market access, and quality control. These programs have contributed to increases in cup scores and market value for the hard-working women of Nyampinga, and have increased the economic opportunities for these women and their families.
The 238-member cooperative also operates its own washing station, where coffee is carefully depulped, fermented, washed, and dried on African raised beds. Hand-sorting is done at each step to ensure top quality—and the results have paid off in the cup.
Producer: Nyampinga Cooperative
Region: Rusenge Sector, Nyaruguru District
Altitude: 1,760 MASL
Cupping Notes: Blackberry, Stone Fruit, Honey, and Black Tea
Interested in trying this or another special Small Batch Series decaf? Reach out today.