Burundi has long been overlooked in comparison to its neighboring East African specialty coffee producing powerhouses. However, Burundi season, is one of the highlights of the annual coffee calendar. The country’s coffee is produced almost entirely by smallholder farmers, and much of this small-scale production is of exceptional quality. With its super sweet, clean and often floral coffees, Burundi, every year, is increasingly is putting itself on the specialty coffee map.

Kibingo washing station is located in Kayanza commune in northern Burundi. The station itself sits 1,893 meters above sea level. The altitude of the farms on the neighboring hills that supply the washing station varies from 1,700 to 1,900 meters above sea level. Kibingo serves 3,515 registered coffee growers who are spread over 18 hills in the area.

Most coffee trees in Burundi are Red Bourbon for reasons of quality. Because of the increasingly small size of coffee plantings, aging rootstock is a very big issue in Burundi. Many farmers have trees that are over 50 years old, but with small plots to farm, so it is difficult to take trees entirely out of production for the 3 to 4 years it will take new plantings to begin to yield.

Weight : 250 g

Origin : Burundi

Region : Kayanza

Washing Station :Kibingo

Elevation : 1700 – 1900 m.a.s.l.

Variety : Red Bourbon

Process : Fully Washed

Cup Profile : Redcurrant, cranberry, brown sugar. Silky body, sweet aftertaste.

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