Eighty9 No. 46 Rwanda Ibisi 163 -250g
COFFEE FARM: Ibisi 163
ALTITUDE: 1,700 metres
VARIETAL: Red Bourbon
FLAVOUR: Rhubarb & grapefruit, bright acidity with notes of purple plum
BODY: Juicy round toffee body paired with mulled wine spices
CUP SCORE: 85.75
Bernard Uwitjie, the owner of Gitega Hills coffee, has opened a second washing station in Ibisi Mountain Hills. Bernard had been trading in non-washed coffee until 2015 when he realised that washed coffee produced a better specialty coffee.
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 with the denser bean separated from the lighter ones. After this the coffee is then skin dried under shade netting for the first 1 -2 days and then transferred to raised beds in the sunshine for the next 15 - 22 days
Why No. 46 - Rwanda is the 46th largest country in Africa, out of 54 (3 times smaller than Ireland - for reference).
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