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Kilimbi Hydro Honey Espresso

Regular price$21.00 Sale price

Kilimbi Hydro Honey Espresso

Regular price$21.00 Sale price
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RASPBERRY /  MANGO  /  BLACK TEA

Sweetness ●●●●○     Acidity ●●○○○     Body ●●●●○

You'll find this medium to full bodied espresso to have raspberry acidity and a black tea finish.

This coffee is the result of an experimental processing technique we applied in Rwanda for the first time in 2017. The goal was to combine the sweet, fruit forward flavour from a natural processed coffee and fuse that with a clean, crisp acidity that's generally derived from a washed coffee. 

Varietal Bourbon
Process Hydro Honey
Farm Kilimbi Community
Producer Maraho Trading
Geography
Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Rosso Direct  5 Years

 

Kilimbi is a very progressive mill in Rwanda that was founded in 2016. Since the beginning, the focus has been on the production of the highest possible quality of coffee. The team behind Kilimbi work with 463 farmers that are delivering coffee cherries to the mill from surrounding land. When these farmers arrive, they’re sent to stations to sort through and separate the ripest, cleanest cherries from the under ripe, over ripe and defective. Through education and higher premiums per pound of cherry, the team at Kilimbi and MTCo are hoping that year after year their coffee quality will improve solely based on this.

The mill was founded in March, just in time for the harvest to begin. In the first year of operations, Kilimbi, along with sister station Rugali, became the first mills in Rwanda to legally process Honey and Natural coffees. We have been lucky to feature some of those coffees, as well as washed coffees and along with a processing experiment we attempted with MTCo. This is the product of that experiment--something they've rolled with and turned into their "house" processing technique. We love that!

Through reading and learning about wine, we found a processing technique used in the North of Italy called Appassimento. The idea is to dry the grapes before juicing them to create more sweetness in the wine. We believe we can achieve similar in coffee by starting the coffee as a natural process then hydrating and removing the cherry and finishing the process as a washed coffee. The goal for us was to create a coffee that had the best of both worlds between these processing techniques. We're thrilled with our attempt at this technique and excited to continue working toward improvements with the team at Kilimbi.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

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We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

Alternative
These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.