3113 smallholder farmers deliver coffee cherries to Nemba Washing Station. These farmers grow coffee near the Kibila forest, at about 1700 masl. Unlike other countries where farms are tens or hundreds of hectares in size, Burundi farmers typically farm a very small area, with 200-250 trees. Coffee cherries are all picked by hand, and then delivered to the washing station. Coffee cherries are pulped within 6 hours of delivery, and fermented for up to 12 hours before being washed with mountain water. The parchment is soaked after being washed clean, and then the coffee is dried on raised beds for 14-21 days.
Flavor Notes: yellow peach, cherry, brown sugar