Roasted coffee beans
Producer: Kibingo Washing Station
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1.893 mt.
Notes: Black currant, black tea, blueberry, lemon
Bag of 250 gr.
16 in stock
The Kibingo Central Washing Station is located in the Kayanza province of northern Burundi, near the border with Rwanda. The station itself manages harvests from around 3600 registered growers and has 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks and a drying field with 170 raised beds. Kayanza is one of the fastest growing regions in Burundi. The name “Kibingo” derives from the word Kirundi urubingo which means “reeds”, which are planted along the river to contain the water and thus avoid the erosion of the surrounding soil.
During the harvest season, all the coffee is selected manually. Small growers can bring their cherries directly to the washing station or to one of the 10-15 harvesting sites. The cherries are floated in small buckets, as a first step of quality control, and at the end of the work the unripe or less ripe ones are removed. The beans are then transported to the drying tables where they will dry slowly for 3-4 weeks. At that point the “beans” are examined: the washing station allows only the highest quality cherries to complete the drying process.
Our expert’s advice
This Specialty Coffee, with a Cupping Score of 86, obtains the maximum yield in the filter method.
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