Pavan Makker
Burundi Kibingo Fully Washed.

Burundi Kibingo Fully Washed.

Kibingo washing station is located in Kayanza commune in northern Burundi. The station itself sits 1,893 meters above sea level. The altitude of the farms on the neighboring hills that supply the washing station varies from 1,700 to 1,900 meters above sea level. Kibingo serves 3,515 registered coffee growers who are spread over 18 hills in the area. All producers registered at a Greenco washing station are organized into groups of 30 people, headed by a farm leader. This leader acts as a spokesman to facilitate communication and organization with the washing station. The washing station is equipped with 10...

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There are several common methods of processing coffee, and each method can result in a very different final taste. The method of fermenting and drying the coffee ultimately comes down to a decision by the coffee grower, producer or processor – whoever is handling the coffee cherries after picking. 

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