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Espresso: Burundi Nemba

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There are 3,113 smallholders living around Kayanza, Burundi who deliver their cherry to Nemba Central Washing Station (CWS). We are excited to import this coffee from our in-country partner Greenco. In addition to operating 13 washing stations in Burundi and processing excellent coffee, Greenco is also working with communities to increase farmer livelihoods and general equality in coffee producing areas.  Nemba washing station lies in the northern province of Kayanza. Each washing station is managed and lead by an agronomist. This agronomist oversees the implementation of good agricultural practice and farmer education. He collaborates with the producers to ensure they have access to the necessary farming tools. The agronomist also helps farmers determine and implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their farming plots.  Nemba washing station uses a monitoring system to ensure traceability all along the production and processing chain. All 3,000+ producers are smallholders who own an average of 150 coffee trees. The farms delivering cherry to Nemba are all located around 1700 metres above sea level, near the Kibila forest. The washing station has over two hundred drying tables and can process up to 750 metric tonnes of coffee cherry annually.   Nemba CWS participates in a number of farmer outreach and support projects include a goat and pig project, Farmer Hub, strengthening cooperatives and distributing fertiliser and coffee...

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Espresso: Brazil Bota Foro Pulped Natural

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The farm has remained in the same family for over 100 years. Since Francisco Teóphilo Reis Neto bought the land and the fazenda in 1900, ownership has passed through four generations of family. The current owner and manager, Maria de Fátima Silva Marques da Fonseca, is the latest in the family to care for the land. The farm can count on many years of expertise in quality production. Bota Fora has five permanent workers who have been working on the property for the last twenty years. For technical support, they can rely on the COCARIVE cooperative and Emater MG (a governmental organisation that provides assistance to farmers in Minas Gerais). These skilled teams of agronomists advise on the best planting techniques, cultivation systems, drying and conservation methods, the newest coffee processing machines and...

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Filter: Rwanda Rushashi Natural, Rutabo Village lot

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Abakundakawa Rushashi became This Side Up’s first partner in 2013. With a water- and energy saving triple fermentation method, advanced pulp recycling methods and two women empowerment organisations, Rushashi coffee washing station (CWS) is truly progressive. We created the country’s first cascara with them in 2015 and since 2016, increased traceability by offering “village lots” from only several of the washing station’s twelve collection points. In 2017-2018, they rocked the European coffee scene with a killer natural experiment that we plan to keep in our assortment in coming years.  Rushashi serves as a prime example of how Rwandan cooperative societies can become sustainable by constantly improving quality and operatig sustainably. With the help of MISOZI, a local private but social exporting business, they are able to sell their unforgettably complex coffees worldwide – it’s no surprise that they frequently earn a place in the Rwanda Cup Of Excellence competition (highest: 3d place!). For three years, This Side Up’s premium has been invested in Rushashi’s financial independence from rural banks by the cooperative’s members, while from 2017 onwards, they have been investing in a nursery for shade trees and other plants that organically strengthen the...

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Filter: Kenya Kiangundo AA

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Kiangundo is a washing station (or factory, as they are called in Kenya) located in the Nyeri district in the municipality of Karatina. It is one of four washing stations (alongside its sisters Gachuiro, Ichuga and Kiamaina) owned by the Kiama Coffee Farmer’s Cooperative Society, which represents over 3000 producers in the region. Kiangundo washing station represents 690 of these members (520 male and 170 female). These producers have farms located at 1,700–1,950m above sea level. The main varieties of coffee grown in this region are SL-28 and -34, which account for 95% of all coffee produced. The region’s high altitude means that the coffee fruit is able to mature slowly, and this, combined with rich volcanic soil and careful processing, helps to highlight the inherent complex fruit flavours from the SL-28 and SL-34 varieties. Both cultivars have Bourbon and Moka heritage and are named after the laboratory that promoted their wider distribution in Kenya during the early 20th Century: Scott Laboratories. In addition to the SL28 and SL34 that are almost ubiquitous around Kenya, this lot contains around 5% of the Ruiru 11 variety. Thisvariety is slowly becoming more widespread in the region due to its resistance to Coffee Berry Disease and Coffee Leaf Rust and has been backcrossed with SL28 and SL34 to ensure high cup quality. Kiama was established in 2005 and is led by the Chairman Charles Ndamburi Ngure. Day-to-day operations and quality control at Kiangundo are overseen by Factory Manager Iddah Rose Wangui. Kiama receive assistance from Sucastainability, who are on the ground directly helping producers improve their productivity and quality through training and education programs. Their objective is to ensure sustained industry growth by establishing a transparent and trust-based relationships with small-holder producers. By helping them improve their quality, Sucastainability in turn improves the premiums the producers can be paid, which will ultimately have a positive impact on their quality of...

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Shop rules

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Het is zover; de webshop is online. In de shop kunt u de verschillende koffies bestellen die we op dit moment op voorraad hebben. De koffies kunnen afgerekend worden met iDeal en Paypal. Spelregels: 1. De koffies worden VERS GEROOSTERD op elke dinsdag van de week. Bestellingen die voor dinsdag binnenkomen zullen worden verwerkt. Bestelt u op woensdag dan wordt de koffie pas de week erop verstuurd. 2. Bestellingen worden verzonden via PostNL. Kleine bestellingen worden per brievenbuspakket verzonden, grotere bestellingen per pakketpost. Shippingkosten worden verrekend per bestelling. 3. De koffie wordt verstuurd als BONEN, wij malen de koffie niet om de versheid te kunnen garanderen. Bij grotere bestellingen boven 2kg vragen wij om even contact op te nemen via de mail of even te bellen. Wholesale bestellingen worden eveneens elke dinsdag vers geroosterd en verzonden. Orders worden alleen per e-mail verwerkt. Betaling geschiedt per factuur of op afspraak afhankelijk van de...

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