When smallholders bring their coffee cherries to Kibingo Central Washing Station during harvest times, they are able to obtain both organic fertilizer from reconverted coffee pulp and low-cost coffee seedlings. In addition, Kibingo Central Washing Station participates in a number of support and farmer outreach projects intended to both strengthen cooperatives and improve quality. As a result, Kibingo’s coffees have been very well-received in Burundi’s Cup of Excellence competitions.
The Bottom Line
The smallholders who use Burundi’s Kibingo Central Washing Station have produced a dense and fruity honey-processed coffee that is a favorite of the team at Amavida Coffee Roasters. It is juicy with great body and a mellow acidity. Candied fruit notes of fig, peach cobbler, and caramelized apple are pronounced in both the dry aroma and the brewed beverage.