Rwanda - Kilimbi Natural
Region: Western Province
Washing Station: Kilimbi
Farmers: 750 active members
Cultivar: 100% Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1650 - 1850 masl
Harvest: April - June 2020
USD per Kg of Cherry: 0.33 USD/Kg
Screen | Moisture | Density: 15+ | 10.1% | 0.693 g/ml
Packaging: 60 Kg + GrainPro
Notes: Jasmine, strawberry, chocolate, nutmeg
Ikawa profile: Natural Basic 3
Kilimbi washing station is located on the shores of Lake Kivu, in the Nyamasheke district, western Rwanda. With an annual production of between 300 and 350 MT, the station serves 750 coffee growers who deliver cherries at this station. Kilimbi has four full-time staff members and expands to 160 workers during the harvest season. Kilimbi CWS growers are paid on average 30% above the market price for their cherry.
Kilimbi CWS was one of two washing stations (along Rugali) that received approval to produce honey and natural process coffees for the first time in Rwanda. Although the NAEB (National Agricultural Export Development Board) continues to strictly monitor the production of natural and honey processed coffee, the cultivar and elevation of Kilimbi, allow to produce honey and natural processed coffees of exceptional quality.
The green coffee is delivered in transparent and resealable 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, and 5 kg protective bags.