Our Organic Gishwati Cloud Forest Coffee (Rwanda) is a unique single origin and speciality coffee, with a rich, medium-dark roast, which emphasises the well rounded combination of citrus highlights and caramel sweetness.
Gishwati Cloud Forest coffee is grown 60km from the unique ecological hotspot that is Virunga Park and is home to a quarter of the world’s last mountain gorillas and other endangered zebra-looking Okapi. Gishwati used to host a big number different species of primates such as Chimpanzees and Golden monkeys, but much of it was cleared for subsistence farming over the years.
The coffee rewards 700 organic farmers for sustainable land management practices. This is not yet a carbon registered project and we have been talking to the NGOs about how we might help raise some funds to support a payment for ecosystem services initiative. In the meantime, we are keeping things in the family by offsetting the Rwandan coffee carbon footprint with the reforestation carbon f credits from our Ugandan farmers!
Our capsules are made from plant-based materials, making them biodegradable and ideal for home composting. Simply place the used capsules in your food waste caddy, and they will biodegrade decompose naturally within 24 weeks.
Known as Zero Impact capsules, they were developed in response to the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, which aimed to ensure all plastic packaging within the EU would become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2030.