Washing Station: Kinini Washing Station
Elevation: 1800 – 2500m
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Taste: Blackcurrant, Hibiscus, Sugar cane
Redroaster has been working directly with Kinini washing station for the last 3 years. Kinini is Kinyarwanda word for “malaria medicine “signifying the tree where the malaria medicine comes from. Kinini washing station is owned by R&B import export Ltd who works in partnership with 622 local farmers. Their coffee grows on high altitude mountains with temperatures varying from 17 to 23 degrees centigrade. The climate, altitude and volcanic soils allow the coffee cherries to mature slowly. Ripe cherries are picked in the early hours of the morning then immediately delivered to the washing station where they are again hand sorted. The best quality cherries are pulped, fermented, graded and washed, all under expert supervision.