Region: Kayanza Commune, Kayanza Province
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Farm: Over 2,500 local farmers
Altitude: 1818 M
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Bright, Citrus, Dried Fruit, Dried Spices
Recommended Roast: City+ to Full City
Good for: Espresso, Auto-Drip, Full Immersion
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 called kunembera which 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.