Since 2013 the women of Nyampinga have received training in agronomy, market access, and quality control from Sustainable Harvest-Rwanda. The result of the farmer's hard work and enhanced knowledge of coffee production has been a resounding improvement in cup quality. Nyampinga coffees are among finest available in all of Rwanda.
One driver of better agronomic practices has been a unique program called Sustainable Harvest Premium Sharing Rewards™, which rewards farmers with points for attending trainings and implementing their learnings on the farm. With these points, farmers can purchase rewards from a catalog of items they have collectively chosen. The program was developed as a way to incentivize farmers in a respectful way to encourage further training and technical assistance, and implement those skills to produce better crops.
Nyampinga operates its own washing station, which processes coffee from farmers all over the area. It serves as a key component of specialty coffee infrastructure, elevating the region's cup profiles upward. At the coffee washing station the coffee is carefully depulped, fermented, washed, and dried on raised African beds. The members of the cooperative and coffee washing station diligently hand sort the coffee at each step of the way.