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Buy NowOur Head of coffee
“The creamy milk chocolate flavours are really complemented by distinct almond and juicy raisin flavours. Its creamy mouthfeel and very light citrusy lemon acidity mean that it works really well with milky coffees. It ends up tasting like a sweet milky, hot chocolate.”
Our espresso is actually made up of coffee from two different producers: Planalto Estate and Remera Kigoma.
For the past 25 years the Planalto Estate has been growing speciality coffees in the highlands of the Nova Rezende, in the south of Mina Gerais in Brazil. The generous space (it’s more than 900 hectares in size), combined with the 3600 foot altitude and the surrounding natural forest, contribute to the farm’s unique microclimate - which is perfect for growing high-quality coffee.
The farm is managed by Sergio Mantovaninni who, together with his wife Mariza, inherited the farm from Mariza’s father.
The Remera washing station was built by BUF coffee in 2003 and was the first step which Epiphany took into coffee export, she recognised that by reducing the number of people in the supply chain between the farmer and exporter she could increase the amount of money paid to coffee growers, much like Stephen had when he opened Pact coffee a decade later. Having only had 6 years of education and bringing up a family of 7 children on her own, with a little help from USAID Epiphany became the first woman to own a coffee washing station in Rwanda, going on to win Africa’s most Influential Women in business and government award. Epiphany has inspired countless women across Rwanda to become more involved in the coffee industry, inspired by their mother two of Epiphany’s daughters now own their own export businesses whilst another has recently become supervisor at the family’s new washing station.
Epiphany’s son Sam has now taken over day to day management of the business which is currently expanding into other province’s of Rwanda, this means Epiphany can concentrate on working with coffee producers on quality and production quantity improvements that are delivering coffee cherry to the Remera & Nyarusiza washing stations close to her home. She did reveal that she enjoys calling all of the washing stations each morning following her prayers to check on the nights coffee deliveries and that everything is running smoothly with processing.
|FLAVOUR||Milk Chocolate, Almond, and Raisin|
|PRODUCER||Sergio Mantovanin/Kigoma Region|
|TASTING NOTE||Milk chocolate, fruit and nut|
|VARIETAL||Yellow Catuai, Bourbon, Caturra, Pacamara|