We are very sad to have to retire one of our first coffee profiles. But the season has come and gone for Ay Karambi. We will continue to roast what we have in inventory until we get low enough that it will need to be pulled.
Not far from the shores of Lake Kivu lies Karambi, a washing station named after Karambi town where it resides. The altitude at Karambi station is 1700 meters above sea level and the coffee is grown upwards of 2000 meters in the surrounding mountainside. The station was erected to buy coffee from smallholder farmers in the region, many whom also work at the site processing and preparing the coffee for export. Quality grading starts immediately upon delivery, the underripe coffee separated out by floating in tanks of water. They produce wet-process (“fully washed”), honey process and dry process (“naturals”) coffee at Karambi and all three undergo intensive sorting technics in order to make sure the A1 grade coffee is made up of the densest seeds.
Green Coffee Notes:
• Country: Rwanda
• Region: Nyamasheki Karambi
• Processing: Washed
• Drying Method: Raised Bed Sun-dried
• Altitude: 2000 masl (meters above sea level)
• Brown Sugar
• Sweet Citrus
• Fig Jam