This special coffee from Burundi comes to us from Kayanza Province, where 3,553 coffee growers on the Kaserege, Kibingo, and Kavamu hills farm more than 1,000,000 coffee trees for processing at the Kibingo Washing Station. This washing station near the Congo-Nile crest is known for its position over the river and a wooden bridge built across it. "Kibingo" comes from the Kirundi word "urubingo", meaning reeds—which were planted along the river bed to contain water and protect soil from erosion.
This coffee is made up of Red Bourbon variety grown at 1,800 meters above sea level, and is delivered to Kibingo where depulping machines remove cherry and part of the mucilage from the coffee bean. This is the only automated processing task at Kibingo, where everything else is done by hand. After depulping and grade separation in the machine, beans are placed into fermentation tanks for 10-12 hours, where they are labeled by lot, purchase date, and grade. Once fermented, the water is drained from tanks into the mucilage canal, and workers then enter the tanks and trample the coffee for 30 minutes to remove any excess mucilage from the fermented parchment coffee. After trampling, the parchment is moved via freshwater into a canal for washing and grading. It is then moved to another tank to be washed and soaked for at least 20 hours, then it is drained and trampled once more before being carried to drying tables for carefully sorted and managed drying between 9-14 days.
In the cup, we found hints of mixed berries in a sparkling, medium body.
All orders are roasted on Monday and Thursday and are shipped on the same day. Note that if you order Two-Day Shipping after 7am on any given day, your order will be processed *the following roast day*. We do this to ensure your coffee arrives to you as fresh as possible!
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