Burundi Kibande Ruyaga
This coffee from a relatively new washing station in Muyinga province. The station was built about five years ago, and is situated near a mountain-fed stream, which gains them great access to clean water for processing coffee. They've also installed a state of the art filtration system to handle the water post-processing, in order to put clean water back into the ecosystem. Kibande and Ruyaga are names of two of the three hillside villages who delivered this coffee. The folks at this station buy cherry from several "collides" (French for hill tops) in the surrounding area. Coffee is delivered by bike or by foot, one bag at a time. There is a small holder tradition in this region, "farms" often less than a hectare adjacent to their homes. Altitude is between 1450 - 1750 meters, and like most of the region, entirely Bourbon stock.
Caramel, Honeyed sweetness, lemongrass, citrus, earthy, balanced.