Full bodied and syrupy with notes of orange, wild honey and mandarin blossom. Bright citrus acidity with a elegant lasting finish.
Cultivars- Arabica Bourbon types: French Mission, Jackson, Mbirizi, Pop 3303/21
Altitude: 1,700 – 2,000 meters above sea level
Location: Rushashi, Gakenke District – Northern Province, Rwanda
Rushashi Coffee Washing Station (CWS) is the largest of two washing stations owned by the Abakundakawa coffee producer cooperative, one of This Side Up’s first partners. It is located in the lush and green Gakenke district, characterised by high spiky hills at high altitude – making it ideal for high quality coffee production. It is no coincidence that this region produces some of Rwanda’s most sought after coffees.
Organically produced (not certified), emphasis on women empowerment.Organically produced (not yet certified), Fair Trade certified, emphasis on women empowerment, several Cup of Excellence awards.
Nordhavn Coffee Roasters starts a collaboration with the Dutch company This Side Up. This Side Up is much more than a green specialty coffee importer. It has a strong focus on product quality, social responsibility, environmental sustainability all across the value chain. Their commitment to deliver quality goes hand by hand with the mission of supporting the development of the local communities at the origin. Their website reports clearly what share of the value is paid to the primary producers. Their motto is: “equality, not charity” and this – together the quality of their green coffees – is what convinced us to start collaborating with them.
By choosing this coffee you are not only buying a supreme product from an organoleptic standpoint. You are also contributing to affirm the dignity of hundreds of African farmers who deservers to be treated with respect for their work and the unique produce they deliver. And not as passive beneficiaries of external aid.
To us, this is what specialty coffee is all about.
1000 g, 250 g