KIRAMBO CWS Formally owned by by Gorilla Mountain Coffee (GMC), Kirambo Coffee washing station was rented for the last two years by Mibirizi Coffee & Foodstuffs (MICOF Ltd) company. Kirambo CWS was built at 1550 m above sea level where the average rainfall of 1600 mm per year and the average temperature of 22°C. These characteristics make the perfect conditions for growing the Arabica Bourbón coffee. In addition for the last two years, MICOF Ltd has been working closely with KOPAKAMA cooperative, a cooperative with more than 400,000 coffee trees during 2015 season, KOPAKAMA provided more than 70% of the coffee that was processed in Kirambo CWS. And this their first prize as Cup of Excellence winner for this year 2015
The quality processes
With an aspiration to provide to coffee consumers around the world the specialty coffee from Mibirizi, MICOF has put a strict control throughout the whole value chain including wet processing, 4 wet mill machine with coffee washer and separator machine and multipurpose mucilage remover our coffees are cleaned with water from mountains.
Our coffee undergoes meticulous processing and quality control beginning with careful selection process of full ripens cherries before initiating the processing followed by a floating exercise which help Mibirizi washing station to end up with an extra high quality parchment that guarantees a cleaner and more consistent flavor. At the end of the process, coffee beans are slowly sun-dried and hand sorted many times to perfection by women, many of them survivors of the genocide who work hand in hand with their neighbours.
Geographical location and conditions
Establishment of Kirambo CWS: 2004
Main supplier: 800 coffee farmers from Kanjongo and Macuba sectors in Nyamasheke district
Production Season: February 15 through June 30
Varieties: 100% Arabica Bourbón
Growing conditions: Altitude of 1500 – 1800 m
Average Rainfall: 1600 mm per year
Average annual temperature: 22°C
Soils: weathered volcanic soils.
Processing: Flotation tank
Owner: Rented by Mibirizi Coffee & Foodstuffs (MICOF Ltd)
Mr. Pierre MUNYURA, Managing Director
Address: P.O. Box 3780 Kigali, Republic of Rwanda.
Cell phone: (250) 788301762
E-mail: [email protected]
|Farm Name||MICOF KIRAMBO|
|Farmer/Rep.||Deo Dratias Bagaragaza|
|Size (30kg boxes)||28|
|Aroma/Flavor||Lemon, orange, kiwi, nutty, ginger, green apple, mint, Meyer lemon, citrus, Anjou pear, red currant, Muscat|
|Acidity||Mandarin, citric, complex, malic|
|Other||Syrupy mouth feel, creamy and sweet|
|Processing system||Wet Process|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||1798.97|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|