This exceptional coffee comes to us from Kayanza Province in Burundi, where over 3,500 coffee growers from the surrounding hills farm more than 1 million coffee trees for processing at the Kibingo Washing Station, known for its position alongside a wooden bridge near the Congo-Nile crest. “Kibingo” comes from the Kirundi word “urubingo”, meaning reeds—which were planted along the river bed to contain water and protect soil from erosion.
Our search for a dynamic, fruity flavor profile to join our single origin menu led us to Kibingo. Three years later, it remains a Joe Coffee favorite, thanks to our continued delight at its quality as well as a close relationship with its importer, Sucafina—a relationship we hope to deepen through Sucafina’s ongoing projects in Burundi, which aim to unite quality focus and community benefit at the farmer level. A different coffee from this same washing station earned first place in the 2017 Burundi Cup of Excellence.
OriginKayanza Province, Burundi
ProducerKibingo Washing Station