Mpanga coffee washing station: lot # 24
Mpanga washing station is located in the North of Burundi, in KABUYE ZONE, KAYANZA Commune , KAYANZA Province, 2 Km away from the National Road 6Km away from Kayanza town. It is located at an altitude of 1 750m. The washing station was built in 2009 and started functioning in 2010 .It participated in many different competitions.
II. Quality focused
• the wet mill is working closely with coffee farmers from the hill up to the wet mill. This wet mill is well known for the incentives it gives to coffee farmers. Price given to them is always higher than any other wet mill.
• the floating pits for selecting red and ripen cherries. Secondly, the pre- drying is done under the shade to protect the coffee in parchment from the sun lights. It makes pre- drying process go slowly the sun rays damage the coffee in parchment and causes and contributes to the poor quality. After the pre-drying under the shade, the coffee in parchment is dried on drying on beds. Coffee is dried in the vertical way. The vertical drying is useful because it allows to eliminate the unwanted parchment such as yellow ones and strange elements. It also helps to safeguard the quality of the cup because the coffee in parchment is not broken or damaged by sun lights. The pre- weighing of humidity starts to avoid the overdrying of parchment. It begins from 18 per cent of humidity up to 11.5 per cent of humidity when it is sunny and it can reach 11% when it is cloudy. At this wet mill, more care is taken about the storage of coffee parchment in new bags and transport is also done in a clean container to avoid stinking odors. All these processes are controlled and very carefully monitored.
• The policy at the wet mill is to get small quantity of coffee (microlots) but of high quality. Our personnel continue to acquire much experience and coffee farmers are quite aware of the coffee of high quality.
In 2011, it took the 4th position during Burundi Prestige Cup at the National level. In 2014, it took the 1st position during the Cup of Excellence with a Presidential Award with respectively a score of 90 per cent and the 3rd position with high score of 89.17 per cent.
In 2015, Mpanga coffee washing station took the 15th position
In 2017, it takes the 22nd position
|Aroma/Flavor||Pineapple, black tea, dried fruits, citrus, caramel, grape|
|Acidity||Red apple, malic and tartaric|
|Other||Long lingering finish, orange, cinnamon|
|Lot Size (lbs)||1322.77|