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Three Marks Burundi Nemba Whole Bean

Three Marks Burundi Nemba Whole Bean


8.8oz / 250g Whole Bean

Notes: Pear, Apricot, Baked Apple

Region: Kayanza

Producer: Nemba Washing Station

Varietal: Red Bourbon

Process: Washed

Elevation: 1700 m

From Three Marks:

"The Nemba station is located in Kayanza province in Burundi, where the lead agronomist oversees the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and collaborates with smallholder farmers to provide necessary tools and determine the best practices for their farms.The washing station processes over 750 metric tons of cherry annually, with all 3,000+ producers owning an average of 150 coffee trees. The station support projects, including a livestock rearing project and Farmer Hub projects. Despite the prevalence of coffee growing, the average smallholder produces a relatively small harvest of 200 to 300 kilos of cherry annually.

Cherry is wet-processed under constant supervision. After floating, the higher quality cherry is sorted again by hand to remove all damaged, underripe and overripe cherries.After sorting, cherry is pulped within6 hours of delivery. The coffee is dry fermented for up to 12 hours and then soaked in clean water for 12 to 24 hours. Parchment is then soaked for an additional 12 to 18 hours before being dried on raised beds for 2 to 3 weeks.The coffee is milled and then hand sorted by a team of hand-pickers who look closely at every single bean to ensure zero defects. It takes a team of two hand-pickers a full day to look over a single bag."

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