This year at St Remio we have committed to fully fund the construction of a Cupping Lab for the female farmers of Twongere Umusaruro and we are super excited to see it taking shape! Sustainable Harvest has been our eyes on the ground, overseeing the construction of the lab which started in late December 2018 and is set to be finished within the next few days.
So, what’s a cupping lab you may ask? Coffee cupping is the professional practice of observing both the tastes and the aromas of brewed coffee. By being able to roast and taste the coffee they grow onsite, it will allow them to understand the full process of the crop they harvest (as many don’t know how coffee is consumed), understand the flavour profile and grow a more consistent crop which will allow them to sell for a higher price to the international market.
Later this month the new Cupping Lab will gain some great exposure when organisers of The African Fine Coffee Association (AFCA) conference will take attendees to tour the new facility. This is a wonderful opportunity that we hope will strengthen the coffee farming community of Twongere Umusaruro and give them greater visibility in the international market.
We will continue to update you on the build of the facility that you, our customers, have funded! We will officially open the facility in June this year but until then, we will keep you updated via social media and our blog on the development.
Thank you again for believing in St Remio and most importantly, being part of the change.
Founder, St Remio