Kirambo Lot 322
Rose, hibiscus and plum with layers of cacao and cinnamon, a winey acidity and long creamy finish
Kirambo coffee washing station sits on a hill with land stretching to the shores of lake Kivu. The station constructed in 2008, for many years it was not operating in stability because the owner did not have financing for working capital, and the station was rented out to different people every year. For all those years, farmers lacked a consistent partner who would support them beyond buying coffee cherries. RTC purchased Kiramboin 2017, and operated it for the first time this season of 2018.
This year alone, all farmers are being registered to enroll in RTC’s farmer impact programs and training for certification. The quality of the coffee and the openness of the coffee farmers at Kirambo have allowed RTC to produce high cupping fully washed and natural coffee at Kirambo. Cherries delivered to the Kirambo station and then floated and separated to remove any defective cherries. The coffee is then placed on the raised African beds at about 2cm of thickness where it is dried for up to 30 days with regular turning each hour and covering during at night time.