juicy forest fruits
Kilimbi Station, Nyamsheke District
Processing: Honey Process
Altitude: 1650-1850 MASL
Kilimbi washing station is located on the shores of Lake Kivu, in the Nyamasheke district, western Rwanda, serving 750 coffee growers who deliver cherries to this station. Kilimbi has four full-time staff members and expands to 160 workers during the harvest season. Kilimbi WS growers are paid on average 30% above the market price for their cherry.
Kilimbi WS was one of two washing stations (along with Rugali) that received approval to produce honey and natural process coffees for the first time in Rwanda. Although the NAEB (National Agricultural Export Development Board) continues to strictly monitor the production of natural and honey processed coffee, the cultivar and elevation of Kilimbi, allow to produce honey and natural processed coffees of exceptional quality.
This is a honeyed coffee from Kilimbi, and presents incredible complexity in the cup, whether through filter or espresso. Dried fruit, Christmas cake notes, brandy & hazelnut all compete for your attention, while deeper raspberries, gooseberries & other forest fruit provide some acidity & sweetness. Crazy good!