BIRCHBACH

Burundi Kayanza Kibingo Coffee

Prune & Plum Tangerine & Orange
Burundi
Dispatched from BIRCHBACH
(earns 60 Taste Points)
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Available in 200g wholebeans only.

Flavours: Buttery and smooth with notes of orange and plum.

  • Story

This is a story about a boy and the bamboo reeds' spirit who gave human form to. The grateful creature still preserves him and his people from natural forces and delivers Kibingo; buttery and smooth wonder with orange and plummy hint.

  • Producer

The Kibingo central washing station is located in the commune of Kayanza in northern Burundi. The station itself lies at 1893 m.a.s.l. The altitude of the farms in the neighbouring hills that supply the washing station varies from 1700 to 1900 m.a.s.l.

Kayanza is one of Burundi's regions with the best coffee growing reputation. Coffee farms lie in the highlands, where soils are rich and volcanic, but optimal growing conditions alone aren't enough to produce a high-quality coffee. To achieve a top coffee, a skilled and dedicated washing station manager is essential. They oversee the implementation of good economic practice and farmer education and collaborate with the producers to ensure they have access to the necessary tools. They also help farmers determine and implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their plantations. 3553 registered farmer members spread over 18 hills in Kayanza province. 

Greenco is a company that oversees and structures washing stations in Kayanza province of Burundi. It gives the washing stations and producers support all along the production chain. Currently, Greenco has 13 washing stations all located in Kayanza and Ngozi provinces in the north of Burundi. Greenco's overall impact through these 13 central washing stations extends to over 40'000 coffee-producing households. 

Working with young graduates has proved to have various advantages. They can all work with computer systems. It seems like a detail for us, but this greatly simplifies the flow of information between the washing stations and Greenco. Also, they have a fresh and systematic approach to coffee production and processing, with up-to-date knowledge about farming practices. The agronomists received additional training from the ONG Kahawatu on best agricultural practices (BAP). Off-season, they provide agronomist assistance to the roughly 4000 farmers who deliver cherries to Greenco CWS to prepare for the next harvest.

Next to improving quality and productivity, Greenco strives to improve socio-economic and environmental conditions around the washing stations. All of their washing stations have UTZ and 4C certification. One of their focus points is building an efficient supply chain around the washing stations. Greenco is buying 93% of its cherries directly from farmers via collection centres. This way, they improve farm-gate price to the producers.

On an environmental side, Greenco has equipped all washing stations with water treatment facilities, solar panels and batteries. The solar panels provide energy for computers, lighting and smartphones. The Kibingo washing station is equipped wit 10 fermentation tanks, 2 soaking tanks and drying field with 165 drying tables and 4 pre-drying tables. Kibingo can process 750'000 Kg of cherries per day.

  • Origin: Burundi, Kayanza
  • Elevation: 1700-1900 M.A.S.L.
  • Varietal: bourbon
  • Process: washed
  • Producer: Greenco (Smallholder Farmers)
  • Ideal to enjoy as filter

 

Smooth
Brightness of Flavours
Crisp
Balanced & Pleasing
Thin
Mouthfeel
Heavy
Medium Balanced
Balance of Flavours
Well Balanced