Region: Kayanza Province
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Farm: Almost 3,000 local farmers
Altitude: 1893 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Brown Sugar, Floral, Green Grape, Tropical Fruit
Good For:Espresso, blends, auto-drip, full immersion.
Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City
Description: Kibingo was built in 1986 in the Kayanza Commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1,893m, 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 2,750 local coffee farmers spread over the 18 neighboring collines. During the harvest season, Kibingo processes more than 650 tons of coffee.
In the cup, this exceptional coffee has floral citrus notes with a lot of caramel. It has a balanced profile between fruity sweetness & grilled bread aromas and a long aftertaste with fruity flavors.
This container is particularly special for us because each time these coffees are purchased, it helps fund healthcare for one hundred coffee farmers and their families who are otherwise unable to afford insurance. You are directly impacting the growers that provide coffee to the Butegana washing station, no matter which of these delicious coffees you end up roasting!