Kibingo, Burundi - Pink Grapefruit, Apricot, Black Tea
Origin: Kayanza Province, Burundi
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Producer: Various smallholders
After a brief hiatus last year, we are extremely excited for the return of coffees from the Kayanza province in Burundi. We have adored this area for specialty coffee over the last few years and this exceptional lot showcases the region beautifully with floral aromatics leading to a structured and tea-like body and sparkling notes of pink grapefruit, apricot and black tea.
Located in the province of Kayanza in Northern Burundi, the Kibingo central washing station serves over 3,500 local smallholder growers over 18 surrounding hills in the area that bring cherry to the mill. Most of these farms are located in their backyards and produce relatively small harvests of approximately 200-300 kilos per year. Once handpicked the coffee is brought to the station to be pulped and fermented underwater for 10-12 hours before being dried on raised beds for 14-21 days.