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Decaf

Regular price$20.00 Sale price

Decaf

Regular price$20.00 Sale price
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Our current Decaf offering is from a three year relationship with Vunga Cooperative. The team at Vunga is women-led and has 260 active members who contribute. The operation is not of huge scale, but the quality is remarkable, and has been recognized a handful of times with a placement as high as 4th in Cup of Excellence Rwanda.

Vunga
Varietal Red Bourbon
Process Washed, Swiss Water Decafination
Farm Vunga Cooperative
Producer MTco Partnership
Geography
Nyabihu, North Western Region, Rwanda
Rosso Direct  

This season, Vunga processed a record of 185 tons of coffee cherry. In the 2018 harvest, Vunga made significant strides with their infrastructure, building out a coffee nursery and providing better assistance to the farmers who contribute their cherry. These improvements have helped in both the quality of the coffee and the volume produced. 

In 2019, Vunga was impacted by a landslide. When a large boulder detached from a nearby hill, it rolled nearly two kilometres, damaging much of the infrastructure the cooperative had recently developed. 

All the coffee in production at Vunga is undergoing a washed process. After being pulped in a Penagos depulper, the coffee is fermented for an average of 6 hours before being laid to dry for 35 days. When we visited the farm, the parchment was clean, the beds were being raked, shifted and sorted, and the team behind Vunga was very excited to meet foreign buyers.

We believe this cooperative has the potential to achieve amazing cup quality and demonstrate the operations of a sustainable cooperative model in the coffee industry. Emerine, the station manager, is a very highly regarded and strong willed woman, who asked for feedback on her execution stages at the cooperative. This alone is a sign that great things are to come for the members of Vunga and the coffees they're producing.

Read more on our experience in our Journal from 2018 or 2019.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

Free delivery in Calgary for orders over $20.
Free delivery within Canada for orders over $50.

We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

Alternative
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.