Burundi - Nemba

16,20 60,80 

Variety Red Bourbon
Process Washed
Region Kayanza, Kayanza
Washing Station Nemba Washing Station
Altitude 1700 masl


Baked Apple.


The Project
The Nemba station is located in Kayanza province in Burundi, where the lead agronomist oversees the
implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and collaborates with smallholder farmers to provide necessary tools and determine the best practices for their farms.The washing station processes over 750 metric tons of cherry annually, with all 3,000+ producers owning an average of 150 coffee trees. The station support projects, including a livestock rearing project and Farmer Hub projects. Despite the prevalence of coffee growing, the average smallholder produces a relatively small harvest of 200 to 300 kilos of cherry annually.

The Coffee
Cherry is wet-processed under constant supervision. After floating, the higher quality cherry is sorted
again by hand to remove all damaged, underripe and overripe cherries.After sorting, cherry is pulped within6 hours of delivery. The coffee is dry fermented for up to 12 hours and then soaked in clean water for 12 to 24 hours. Parchment is then soaked for an additional 12 to 18 hours before being dried on raised beds for 2 to 3 weeks.The coffee is milled and then hand sorted by a team of hand-pickers who
look closely at every single bean to ensure zero defects. It takes a team of two hand-pickers a full day to look over a single bag.