Kayanza Province, Burundi

Kibingo – natural

From $20.00

Controlled natural yeast fermentation lot!

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We taste

port, raspberry jam, chocolate

...in this coffee.

This is our fourth year offering a controlled yeast fermented washed lot from the Kibingo washing station in Burundi. Unlike previous years, however, this year we are also offering a natural controlled yeast fermented lot from Kibingo as well!

The natural lot is, quite frankly, dramatically different than the washed. The aromatics are intense and winey like port, and in the cup you’ll find raspberry jam blending with chocolate syrup. Intense and fruity for sure.

The washed selection is reminiscent of previous lots with a lovely cherry note in the aromatics. In the cup we are tasting dark fruit note like black currant, with assam tea and cola mingling in the background.

If you prefer washed profiles, and like selections with darker fruit notes without the ferment, then the washed Kibingo will surely impress. But if, you love intensely fruity coffees, the natural will knock your socks off.

Really though, this is a great opportunity to try the same coffee processed two different ways. We say – get both, gather friends and family, and share these side by side – you’ll all be in for a treat. And, if you want to learn more about controlled yeast fermentation, click here.

Region
Region
Kayanza Province, Burundi
Flavors
Flavors
port, raspberry jam, chocolate
Process
Process
natural - yeast controlled process
Aromatics
Aromatics
fruity red wine
Acidity
Acidity
malic
Sweetness
Sweetness
chocolate syrup
Producer
Producer
various
Altitude
Altitude
6210
Varieties
Varieties
red bourbon

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
In: 18.5g
Out: 38-40g
Time: 20-22 sec
Kalita
In: 18.5g
H2O: 305g
Ratio: 1:16.5
TDS: 1.35%

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Photo of Kibingo Washing Station

The Kibingo Washing Station

Kibingo serves 3,515 registered coffee growers, spread over 18 hills in the area. All producers registered at the washing station are organized in groups of 30 people, headed by a farm leader. This leader acts as a spokesman to facilitate communication and organization with the washing station.

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$5.80/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.47/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
5.74/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$12.01/lb.

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