Gisanga - Rwanda

Sale price£15.00

Size: 200g
Grind: Wholebean
We are thrilled to be bringing back this coffee to celebrate our ten year anniversary. We last had Gisanga Lot 19 during the summer of 2022, and always knew we'd want to bring this coffee back. This has been one of our favourite coffees we've sourced, so it only made sense to bring it back as part of our ten year launch. This coffee is sweet, with a gentle boozy flavour, reminding us of wine gums and candied lime. It's a stand out in our current line-up, and we can't wait for you to try it! 

- Hannah, Head of Quality & Roasting

Discover More | Gisanga - Rwanda

This coffee comes from the Ruhango district, southern province in Mbuye, Rwanda. Sourced through our partners at Langdon Coffee Merchants, the Gisanga Washing Station has a focus on training women farmers in best agricultural practices from seedling preparation to planting and harvesting.

Alongside this, they also focus on supporting local youth population. Sadly in Mbuye, the young are not interested in farming and have their sights set on leaving rural areas. Tropic Coffee stepped in knowing that for a sustainable coffee industry, the youth need incentives to take on their family coffee fields. They understand their quest for better lives and so she works with them to help them understand that coffee “done well” with better practices and value add can be profitable.

This anaerobically processed coffee is grown at between 1650 and 1800 metres above sea level and is 100% Red Bourbon. After picking the coffee cherries from the coffee trees, they are sorted and floated in water to remove the defective beans. The coffee cherries are then fermented for 24 to 72 hours in closed tanks before drying. Keeping the coffee cherry enclosed in tanks creates a special profile that differs from the normal natural process. The cherries are then dried on raised beds in the sun. To avoid any potential for a mould taste and other unwanted fermentation, the cherries are turned regularly every 30-40 minutes.

This is one of two lots from the Gisanga Washing Station that we're excited to highlight and we think you'll love it's sweet and gentle boozy character reminiscent of Wine Gums and candied lime.

Made Great Memories

First opening our doors on Frederick St in March 2014, we're so proud of the journey we've made so far and of all of the incredible people who have joined us to fundamentally guide us to this point.

Thank you for all of the support, thank you for your interest in drinking our coffee, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for making the greatest memories that I will never forget over the last decade. Here's to many more!