Situated in Kayanza town, close to the Northern border of Burundi, sits the Kirema Washing Station. Roughly 3,800 producers deliver cherry to the station, either directly or to one of 35 different local collection points. Each smallholder owns less than 1/2ha of land, farming other crops alongside coffee for local sale to increase their financial incomings. Due to the small size and yield of each smallholder, they rely on a central facility which sorts and processes coffee; unlike larger coffee-centric landholdings in other coffee producing regions. This day lot from Kirema Washing Station was curated from cherry all delivered and processed on the same day. An aroma of toffee fills the room as soon as the coffee is ground. Jumping out of the cup immediately is the succulent tropical sweetness of honeydew melon and lychee. As the cup cools, this sweetness evolves into panela/sugar cane with complex herbal notes and a juicy lime acidity; reminiscent of a well-made margarita.

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