|50% OCCICAFE||50% TWARANYUZWE|
OCCICAFE is a co-operative farming initiative comprised of 250 small-scale producers from La Plata in Huila, Colombia. The co-op has been producing coffee for almost 20 years, since its inception in 2003. Areas in the co-op have virtual educational spaces, including a dedicated program for producers and their children to have easy access to education.
Producer: OCCICAFE Co-op
Variety: Caturra, Colombia
Municipality: La Plata
Fermentation: Fermented with the use of water.
Drying: De-pulped, then sun-dried on covered patios and raised beds.
This micro-lot was produced by members of the Twaranyuzwe Co-operative in Kayanza Province, in Burundi’s northern region. The co-op has almost 200 members, all of whom are smallholder coffee farmers. The co-op itself was established in 2013. Members contributed coffee to Kavumu washing station, where this coffee was processed and dried after harvesting.
Producer: Twaranyuzwe Co-op
Fermentation: Fruit removed, then dry fermented for 12 hours, then submerged in water for 14 hours.
Drying: Dried on raised beds for 18 hours.