Tigermoth Coffee House Blend 250gRegular price £10.00
Tigermoth Coffee House Blend 250g.
A blend of Colombia, Rwanda and Timor-Leste, balanced and perfect for all brewing methods; delicious with or without milk.
The three coffees that make up our House Blend are all sourced through Raw Material, a social enterprise that gives 100 per cent of profits back to producers through payments for coffee and investments in the community.
Colombia, Risaralda, Santuario
Years of low coffee prices and climate change had left growers in Colombia increasingly powerless. They’d lost control of the drying process because longer rainy seasons made traditional drying impractical. And the low prices they were getting for washed wet beans meant they couldn’t invest in drying infrastructure.
Tigermoth works with Raw Material and their Red Associations social enterprise project. The project is building the modern drying stations needed by the farmers to take back control of valuable parts of the production process.
Raw Material buys coffee at a sustainable and stable price. All in, over the past five years, these changes have doubled the household income of a typical coffee producing family in Santuario, compared with the average income in the regular market.
In Rwanda, Raw Material works alongside Muraho Trading Company, started by two brothers with a passion for showcasing the country’s speciality coffee. This partnership helps co-operatives increase the quality of their production, fetch a higher price for their coffee, and also introduces them to new markets.
Kilimbi sits on the shores of Lake Kivu. The volcanic, nutrient packed soils, abundance of rain fall and sunshine, and the elevation, lends itself to the production of exceptional washed coffee. During the 12-hour fermentation process, the coffee is agitated several times through ceremonial foot-stamping. After washing, the coffee dries on beds that stretch across a large open plain, with ideal airflow and sunlight.
Timor-Leste is facing huge economic upheaval as its oil reserves begin to run dry. Coffee is already the second-highest earner for the country after oil, with 37 per cent of households dependent on coffee for income, and it’s set to become an even more crucial export. This coffee comes from Ermera, a municipality where 60 per cent of the population live below the poverty line despite having the greatest coffee production volumes in the country. Both productivity and profitability are low, largely because almost all coffee is sold for a discounted and fluctuating price.
Raw Material is working with producers and farmers to address the challenges that stand in the way of selling in the speciality coffee market which yields a higher and more stable price. They also explore how to increase and maintain the quality of the coffee, for example through training and drawing lessons from work in other countries. Raw Material then connects growers with roasters who make a long-term commitment to buy coffee from the region.