Tasting Notes Peach, Green Grapes, Orange Zest
Variety Red Bourbon
Kibingo Central Washing Station is located in Kayanza commune in northern Burundi. Kibingo CWS has collection centres that facilitate outreach to farmers: thanks to these collection centres, the farmers don’t have to sell their cherries to middlemen who transport the coffee or needn’t travel too far with a heavy load of cherries. Shorter distances also help preserve quality. Kibingo serves 3,515 registered coffee growers who are spread over 18 hills in the area. All producers registered at a Greenco washing station are organised into groups of 30 people, headed by a farm leader. This leader acts as a spokesperson to facilitate communication and organisation with the washing station. The washing station is equipped with 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks and a drying field with 165 drying tables and 4 pre-drying tables. Kibingo CWS can process 750,000 kg of cherry per day. The washing station also reconverts coffee pulp to organic fertiliser which farmers can obtain. To further promote farm renovation, producers can get coffee seedlings at the washing station which are grown in their own nursery.