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AS 1 WASHED

Red Berry, Lime, Caramel

Roast Level

Light Medium Dark
  • Bean Single origin coffee beans
  • Origin Kopakama cooperative - Rwanda
  • Process Washed

Size

Wholebean or ground

Total

£5.00

Spend £20 or more to qualify for free delivery.

Please order by 12pm on a Tuesday for delivery that week

AS 1 WASHED

£5.00

  • 24hr tracked, letterbox-friendly delivery
  • 100% recyclable paper packaging
  • Roasted to order every Tuesday
Delivery Info

All our coffees are roasted to order, and right now, we roast once a week on a Tuesday. On Wednesday morning we taste all the roasts that are due for delivery to check they’re tasting great before sending them out.

Delivery is £2.95 or free for orders over £20. Our delivery service is Royal Mail Tracked 24, meaning delivery time averages 1 working day. Your coffee will likely arrive on Thursday, but occasionally Friday. If your coffee doesn’t arrive within this time frame, then get in touch at hello@taylorsofharrogate.co.uk

We have recently added a 240g bag option to all our coffees, but we don't yet have labels for these bigger bags across our entire range. While we manage this transition, if you order a 240g bag of certain coffees in the range, you may receive 2 x 120g bags 

ingredients

100% Arabica Coffee Beans. For maximum freshness, drink as soon as possible. If you have any left, just reseal the pack and keep in a cool, dark place. Roasted and packed in the UK by Taylors of Harrogate, HG2 7LD.

From the women farmers of the Kopakama cooperative comes a super clean and balanced bourbon lot with a comforting, citrusy-sweet profile. This washed coffee is one half of AS ONE - a two-part showcase of the versatility of one of our favourite producer partners.

Kopakama are a very special cooperative – not only because of the coffee they produce, but also because of the pioneering contribution they make to gender equality in Rwanda. We’ve partnered with them since 2016 - in that time supporting them to gain Rainforest Alliance certification in 2017 and for three consecutive years backing projects connected to their women’s farming group, Ejo Heza, including the purchase of new demonstration farming plots, a savings and loans scheme and training in farming and financial literacy for the women farmers.

  • Origin Rwanda
  • District Rutsiro District
  • Region Lake Kivu
  • Grower Kopakama cooperative
  • Process Washed
  • Altitude 1480 -1900 masl
  • SCA score 85
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Acidity Medium
  • Sweetness High
  • Body Light
KOPAKAMA - EJO HEZA

The ProducerKOPAKAMA - EJO HEZA

Devastated by the Rwandan genocide, farmers came together to form Kopakama in 1998 to rebuild their lives and communities around the production of washed Arabica coffee. Starting with just 48 members, the co-operative has grown to welcome 1062 smallholder farmers who grow and process their coffee using 3 washing stations, a dry mill, and employ the skills of a trained coffee cupper.

Alongside its commitment to quality, community and environmental responsibility, it’s Kopakama’s progressive work to drive gender equality that really sets them apart as a producer. Many of the coop’s members are women, widows or orphans of the genocide, who found themselves heading up households alone – a fact that inspired the creation of a women’s farmer group to promote female solidarity and give those without access to land the opportunity to farm. The women called the group Ejo Heza, meaning Beautiful Tomorrow in Kinyarwandan.

Although Kopakama counts men and women amongst their membership, the women’s committee have a shared farming demo plot that was set up to promote trust, solidarity, collaboration and collective knowledge sharing. A portion of Kopakama’s coffee is grown exclusively by the women farmers, including this incredible lot.

THE PARTNERSHIP

THE PARTNERSHIP

We have been buying coffee from Kopakama since 2016 and the partnership is one that’s close to our hearts. After working with them to achieve Rainforest Alliance certification in 2017, funding a waste-water disposal system as part of the preparation, we have focused our efforts on supporting their work with the Ejo Heza – with our collective aim being to empower the women to produce incredible quality coffee, and run profitable, sustainable businesses.

Throughout the partnership we’ve backed Ejo Heza through the purchase of an additional demo plot; the investment of £50,000 to give Women's Committee members access to small loans and training in business, finance and farming;. and in 2020, the funding of PPE for the farmers as part of our COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund. You can read more about our work to help empower female coffee farmers here.

THE COFFEE

THE COFFEE

The coffee was grown on the Ejo Heza demo plot, where the ripest cherries were hand selected by the group’s women farmers, before being delivered to the Mushubati Coffee washing station for floating to remove damaged and defective elements. 8 hours after harvesting the coffee was pulped to remove the fruit, and then graded – with only grade one beans with high density selected for the next stage. After pulping, the coffee was dry fermented for 11 hours to break down the mucilage, before washing, and further density grading.

Next, the washed beans were transferred to raised drying beds and dried for 13 days. Here, the coffee was turned regularly, covered in periods of heavy sun and during evening time, and moisture checked 3 times a day to monitor the drying process, with any remaining defects hand-removed. The coffee was dried to a moisture content of 12.5% before being hulled and sorted at Kopakama’s dry mill.

How to brew AS 1 WASHED

We love brewing Rwandan coffees through a pour over like a v60 or Kalita, and this latest lot is no different. We'd recommend tasting it alongside As One - Natural to experience the difference that processing method can make on a single coffee.

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