Rwanda | Bumbogo | Red Bourbon | Washed | Filter
Washing Station: Bumbogo CWS (Central Washing Station)
Region: Gakenke District
Elevation: 1650 - 2000 masl
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Notes: Floral, grapefruit, raspberry, and vibrant
About: The Bumbogo washing station was built in January 2017 in Gakenke, a region home to some of the winning lots of the Cup of Excellence. Bumbogo employs 105 casuals through the season and pays 25% more than the average casual worker salary. They also pay social security for all their staff.
For this washed processed coffee cherries are hand-sorted before being pulped and fermented in tanks for 12 hours. During this stage the coffee is regularly agitated by way of ceremonial foot stomping to ensure even fermentation of the coffee seeds. After sorting the coffee parchment is laid out to dry and turned regularly to encourage even drying. The result...a clean cup with delicate body and crisp acidity.