Orange. Caramel. Spices. These are the notes that are present in our latest coffee release—Karambi from Rwanda. East African coffee season is among the most exciting seasons for specialty coffee lovers, as they present some of the most unique and complex flavour profiles of any of the growing regions in the world. This Rwandan doesn’t disappoint! For more information, watch this video, or check it out on website.
Region: Nyamasheke, Western province
Producer: Edmond Kanyamibwa
Altitude: 1545 masl
Coffee varieties: Red Bourbon
Drying: Raised bed
Cupping notes: Orange, Caramel, Spices
Cupping score: 86.00
For Edmond Kanyamibwa, the owner of karambi Mtn coffee, quality comes before everything else. Edmond built his first washing station in 2014.He received good feedback on his processing and focused on improving the facilities at his washing station and expanding its capacity. 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 grading channels before being transferred to the raised beds for 10-14 days to dry to 11% moisture.
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