Rhubarb Tart | Camomile | Blood Orange
Altitude | 1700-1900 masl
Process | Natural
Variety | Red Bourbon
A real cocktail of fresh juicy fruits, this latest Burundian offering really got us in the summer mood!
Kibingo is a washing station which serves 3,515 farmers around the Northern Burundian commune of Kayanza. These farmers are spread out over 18 hills in the area. We had some coffee from Kibingo in a few years ago and there will undoubtedly be a few long-time customers who share our excitement to see it back!
The washing station is managed by Greenco, a company involved in a number of Burundian washing stations including the producers of our coffee from last year, Nemba. They work with agronomy graduates to provide farmer training and support to the stations. They are also committed to a number of environmental projects such as adding solar panels to all their washing stations to power their electronics and treating the wastewater so it can flow back into the local rivers.
The Kibingo station has 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks and 165 drying tables as well as 4 pre-drying tables. The farmers get organic fertiliser from the station made from composted coffee pulp. There is a nursery for farmers to obtain subsidised seedlings. On arrival, the beans are floated for quality and dried slowly for 3 or 4 weeks with regular picking out of defective beans throughout this time.
We're delighted to have it back!