Light roast coffee that highlights inherent tea and spice notes, with building sweetness.
Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe. Honey, Baking Spice, and Cranberry tasting notes.
Region: Kibumbu, Mwaro Province
Farm: Kayokwe Washing Station
Altitude: 1800 masl
Certification: Direct Trade
Kayokwe is a privately owned wet mill in Kibumbu, Mwaro Province. Kayokwe is the name of t he commune/town, but also the washing station, which acts as a centrally located wet mill for the farmers in the surrounding highlands to sell and where their coffee cherry is processed down to dry parchment coffee. Like most of Burundi, Bourbon is the dominant cultivar grown and the 2000+ farmers who sell their coffee to Kayokwe tend to cultivate coffee farms in the .5 to 1 hectare range; much more like gardens in respect to size. The station sits below the farms, and coffee on average is planted above 1800 meters above sea level. Kayokwe is outfitted with a 6 disc pulping machine, and coffee cherry sees an initial sort during flotation, with additional hand sorting at the raised drying tables.