Producer VARIOUS SMALLHOLDERS
Altitude 1500-1600 MASL
This coffee is from the Gitaba station, which is one of 45 owned by the Kirimiro SOGESTAL (Sociétés de Gestion des Stations de Lavage - washing station management companies). Gitaba is in the Rutana Commune in southern Burundi, in an area with very few other washing stations. To overcome the challenges introduced by the great distances involved, Gitaba and Kirimiro have established buying points throughout the district where farmers can sell their cherry within hours of picking. The cherries are then trucked to the washing station in the evening and processing can begin before any degradation of the fruit takes place. The cherries are sorted for ripeness on arrival, and throughout the processing they are repeatedly screened and sorted to ensure only the best quality gets exported.