Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO
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Rwanda Ituze ESPRESSO

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Producers: Ngamba Ituze Women’s Cooperative
Owners: 20 female members of Ituze
Farm size: 0,5ha on average
Processing: Fully washed
Cultivar: Red Bourbon

Stone Fruit - Butter - Dark Chocolate - Grapefruit

In 2008, 18 women who were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS came together to form the Ituze Women Cooperative. They were facing many challenges, but they were determined to create a better future for themselves and their families.

In Kinyarwanda, “ituze” means “calmness”, which is the effect the women wanted their cooperative to have. The cooperative's first goal was to provide support and friendship to its members. They met regularly to share their experiences, offer each other advice and simply lend a listening ear. This sense of community was essential to their success.

The women of Ituze selectively handpick ripe, red cherry and deliver it to Ngamba washing station. At intake, specially trained staff float cherry to remove underripes and then visually inspect cherry and remove any defects. Cherry is pulped and fermented for 10 to 12 hours in fermentation tanks. Following fermentation, parchment is washed in clean water and laid on raised beds to dry. Workers rake parchment frequently to ensure even drying and visually inspect parchment to remove any damaged beans. It takes approximately 21 to 30 days for parchment to dry.