Region: Kayanza Commune, Kayanza Province
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Farm: Over 2,500 local farmers
Altitude: 1818 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Cherry, Milk Chocolate, Sweet, Watermelon Candy
Description: The Nemba washing station was built in 1991 in the Kayanza Commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1,818m and collects coffee cherries from micro plantations located on the surrounding high altitude hills close to the Conga-Nile Crest.
The people who lived in this region had the reputation for being unproductive. They were calledkunemberawhich is Kirundi for 'lazy'. Since the construction of the washing station and the increase in coffee farming activity, this perception of the people has changed.
This washing station collects cherries from over 2,600 local coffee farmers spread over the 15 neighboring collines. During the season, Nemba processes more than 400 tons of coffee.
In the cup, this coffee reveals notes of tropical fruits balanced with a tangerine finish. The natural processing of this specific lot brings out lots of candied fruit with a milky chocolate mouthfeel.
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!