Farm: Karambi 253
Growing Altitude: 1545 metres
Arabica Variety: Red Bourbon
Flavour: Cedar, red apple, plum and yellow fruits
Body: Layer of milk chocolate and a brown sugar sweetness
Cup score: 85.75
Edmond Kanyamibwa, the owner of karambi Mtn coffee, prizes quality above all else. Edmond built his first washing station in 2014. At the end of the 2015 season, as he toured around his home village, he found an area with good coffee farms, but there was no washing station to help farmers process their cherries for good quality. He built Karambi Coffee washing station, and operated it that following season. His experience on managing wet mills helped him to deliver high quality washed coffees. At the station the cherry is delivered, floated and separated before then being pulped and fermented until the mucilage is loose enough to be washed off. From here the coffee is then washed in the the grading channels before being transfered to the raised beds for 10-14 days to dry to 11% moisture.
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