The Kilimbi washing station is located in Nymasheke, in the western providence of Rwanda, at an altitude of 1650 – 1850 MASL. Founded in 2016, it was one of the first washing stations in Rwanda’s history to produce and export Natural and Honey processed coffee legally. Over the years, Kilimbi became an award-winning station. In 2020, it was the only one that produced Honeys. Around about 750 smallholder farmers are working together with the washing station, under the Managing Director Joseph Ntarindwa. The production is approximately 300-350 tons of cherries per year.
- Producer: Cooperative Guaxupé
- Region: Mogiana
- Type: 100% Arabica
- Roast Profile: Espresso Roast
- Altitude: 950 – 1200 MASL
- Process: Pulped Naturals
- Varieties: Catuaí, Mundo Novo, Tuby, Ruby
- Flavor Notes: White Pepper, Coriander, Pecan Nut
This coffee comes from Cooperative Guaxupé and is a pulped naturals that serves as a great daily driver if you are looking for a coffee that can be consumed without overwhelming the palate. Experience distinct spice notes of white pepper and coriander in the aroma and rounded, nutty flavour notes. Characterized by mild acidity and medium body, this is a great coffee for folks who are looking to explore coffees outside of the fruity and floral spectrums.
Bella Giana was born under the requirement to offer an alternative high-quality Brazilian coffee with 100% traceability to a premium growing region and superior cupping quality. After long and detailed analysis of the green coffee followed by comparative cupping sessions, we identified the ideal coffee from Cooperative Guaxupé.