Gisanga - Anaerobic Rwanda

Sale price£15.00
'This delightful coffee, with its notes of wine gums and candied lime, has become a favourite of ours over the past few years. Many of you I'm sure will recognise it, whether from our 10 Year Anniversary range or as part of this years Summer Banger! This Anerobic processed lot is always one that is a real crowd pleaser, even for customers who aren't sure about funky flavours in their cup. It certainly sits on the more candy sweet side of coffees processed this way and works fantastic on filter.'

- Robi, Founder

Size: 250g
Grind: Wholebean

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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.

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We categorise each coffee into a colour system that identifies the 'vibe' and general tasting notes of that category of coffee. It can also have a relation to what brewing method works best, the processes used to create it or the varietal of the actual bean. Watch the video below to hear from a member of the team on what exactly this colour represents.


Freshness Guaranteed.

To make sure you always get the freshest coffee, we roast and ship twice a week; on Mondays and Thursdays. This means you'll always have coffee shipped to you within a week of being roasted.

  • Order before 9am on Monday for shipping same day. Orders after that ship on Thursday. 
  • Order before 9am on Thursday for shipping same day. Orders after that ship the following Monday.

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