Rwanda: Honey Process Kibirizi

$16.00

Kibirizi is the name of the town this coffee comes from, as well as the coffee washing station where it was processed ("CWS"). The wet mill sits at 1770 meters above sea level, and is buying cherry from small holder farmers in the surrounding villages of Nyamagabe. Most farmers have less than 1 hectare of coffee planted in Bourbon, as is largely the case for Rwanda. Kibirizi CWS does many different types of processing, including honey. The honey process involves depulping the outer cherry, but leaving some of the fruit intact to the seed. Unlike the wet process method, the green seeds bypass a fermentation/washing step, going straight to the raised beds to dry. While not always true, honey processing can bring fruit flavors to the cup, which is true of this coffee. This is another beautiful Farm Gate coffee that is good for espresso.

Cupping Notes: Stone fruits, pear jam, and berry juice, along with rustic sugars, and balanced bittersweets

Brew Recommendations: Drip, French Press, pour-over, espresso.

Farm Gate Coffee: Farmers paid at least 50% above Fair Trade

Varietal: Bourbon

Region: Kibirizi Village, Nyamagabe

Altitude: 1770 meters

Process: Honey processed and raised bed sun-dried

Equity Pricing (EP) Levels

  • Sustaining Level: $16 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

  • Uplifting Level: $20 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below

  • Benefacting Level: $24 per 12 oz bag (check out subscriptions for deep discounts) | More info below


ORIGINS AND HOUSE ROASTS
  • African (Ethiopia, Burundi, Rwanda, Kenya): Expect notes of strawberry, rhubarb pie filling, cranberry juice, & a hint of orange.
  • Sunda Islands (Sumatra, East Timor, West Timor, Papua New Guinea): Expect notes of sorghum, caramel, praline, & pecan.
  • Latin (Costa Rica, Colombia, Honduras, Peru, Guatemala, El Salvador): Expect notes of hazelnut, Dutch cocoa, milk chocolate, & wafer cookie.
  • 4-Track Blend (House Roast): Expect notes of powdered cacao, plum, & raspberry.
  • Black Top Dark Roast (House Roast): Expect notes of rich, bitter chocolate with a smoky yet sweet flavor profile.
EQUITY PRICING (EP) LEVELS
  • Sustaining Level: Your purchase at this level keeps the lights on by helping us continue to bring you coffees by quality producers while also ensuring we are able to pay farmers above market rate prices for their beans. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

  • Uplifting Level: Your purchase at this level sustains us but also elevates our ability to build out new products, buy more coffees from quality producers and offer new services. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

  • Benefacting Level: Your purchase at this level makes you a benefactor. You are creating opportunities for us to reach our vision of creating a community marketplace that celebrates marginalized voices and keeps us pushing the boundaries of what this industry can look and be like. You are also helping us to continue offering this Equity and Transparency Pricing Model to our customers. Loyalty and equity is special to us so at this level you are offered special deals and unique appreciations!

DELIVERY SCHEDULE
  • Shipped Coffee - All orders placed after on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

  • Southeast/East Portland (includes some Northeast areas that are East like Cully and Hollywood) - All orders placed on or after Monday will be fulfilled the following Monday

  • North/Northeast/Northwest Portland (includes areas like St Johns) - All orders placed on or after Tuesday will be fulfilled the following Tuesday

  • Southwest Portland - All orders placed on or after Monday will be SHIPPED the following Monday (you will still receive LOCAL delivery prices, not shipped)

  • Portland Apartments - If there is no way for us to deliver to your door, we will ship your coffee.