This cup richly balanced fruity notes of tangerine, dried apricot, and the light zest of a lemon verbena.
There are 5 washing stations run in Ngozi producing predominately high-quality coffee. The coffee comes into the station in small lots from 800 garden farmers, it is then sorted for unripe cherries and defects, followed by washing in tanks to locate low-density cherries. The remainder is then pulped and fermented using a single fermentation method that utilizes 7 different fermentation tanks to keep the lots separate until they are dried and cupped for quality.
This is a fully washed Screen 15+ coffee from the Muyinga province of Burundi at the Gomba Washing Station. The Gomba washing station is located in Buhinyuza District in Muyinga province, bordering Tanzania. The washing station lies at 1433 meters above sea level and receives cherry from surrounding hills with altitude typically between 1400 and 1600m. Through a BCA project, Gomba washing station has already registered 2831 coffee producers divided into 97 groups of 30 farmers, each with an average of 304 trees per farm. The farmers are currently organized in groups of 30 people, headed by a lead farmer. The mill has a young agronomist who has a good understanding of coffee production systems and ‘good agricultural practices’ (GAP). This leader acts as a spokesman to facilitate communication and organization of cherry collection with the washing station. Gomba washing station also has its own coffee nursery which supplies new trees for the smallholder farmers in the region.