Kilimbi

Kilimbi

Regular price £10.00
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  • Origin
    Kilimbi
  • Country
    Rwanda
  • Altitude
    1,650-1,850 MASL
  • Process
    Washed
  • Variety
    Bourbon
  • Notes
    Darjeeling, Chamomile, Red Apple
  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

  • 54°19'46.3"N

    2°46'21.6"W

The Kilimbi Washing Station is located spectacularly on the eastern shore of Lake Kivu in Rwanda’s Western Province. It was the first washing station to be established by the young and innovative Muraho Trading Company (MTC) whose focus is on quality, and showcasing Rwanda’s great potential for high-grade speciality coffee.

Since building Kilimbi in March 2016, MTC has gone on to establish the Gisheke, Rugali, Shyira, Vunga and Bumbogo washing stations, and we look forward to exploring all that they have to offer with you over the coming months and years. But right now, it’s time for Kilimbi to take the spotlight with this stunning washed bourbon.

After what seems like a long run of natural and experimental processed coffees, we wanted to bring you something more classic - the kind of coffee that made us fall in love with Rwandan coffee in the first place, and this coffee does just that. In the cup it is clean and balanced with notes of darjeeling, chamomile and red apple.

This year 1,078 farmers in the surrounding area delivered their coffee to Kilimbi. The coffee is hand-sorted, then floated to separate out under-ripe or damaged cherries. The coffee is then fermented in concrete tanks where it is agitated several times a day to loosen the fruit flesh. The coffee is then released into washing channels through which water flows, allowing the further separation of any remaining floaters, and the removal of any mucilage still attached to the seed. The coffee is then hand-sorted again to remove any insect damaged, discoloured or chipped coffee, before being laid out to dry on traditional African raised beds.

This lot was identified as being of particularly high quality, and separated out as an example of the best coffee that Kilimbi is able to produce.

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