Burundi Kibingo Grade 1 Natural
The Kibingo washing station was established in 1986 in the Kayanza province. It sits at an altitude of 1893masl and is close to the Congo-Nile Crest. The washing station is known for its wooden bridge that was built over the river that runs through it. The name ‘Kibingo’ comes from the Kirundi word urubingo, which means ‘reeds’. Reeds were planted along the river to contain the water and to prevent the surrounding soils from eroding.
This washing station collects cherries from over 3500 local coffee farmers that are dispersed across the 18 neighbouring hillsides and gulleys. During the harvest season, Kibingo processes more than 750 tons of coffee.
Tasting notes: Dark inky cup with purple grape and mulberries. Full syrupy body. Tart crabapple acidity. Long malt and toffee finish.