QUALITY SCORE: 88.00
Watermelon / Blueberry / Peach / Black tea
Several Small Farmers
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THE STORY BEHIND
Rimiro is an impressive coffee washing station, particularly in regards to the reach to local producers. Just under 1500 producers from the local area sell cherry directly to Rimiro Coffee Washing Station in the N’Gozi province.
The landscape of Burundi is abundant with hills, which helps to geographically define the land and areas of agriculture. That is why the land has been traditionally viewed as the hill on the one hand and its surrounding area - on the other. Rimiro, which literally means “where we cultivate” in the local language, Kirundi, is a small and humble hill in comparison to the neighbouring landscape.
What it lacks in stature itself, it makes up for in use to the local community through the station that sits upon it. Over 200 drying tables spread across the station’s land, the final step for parchment coffee from 1,300 metric tonnes of cherry every season. The rate of cherry purchased at the station is well above the national rate, so that the producers manage to sell more. In addition, they are assisted with agricultural programs, including the raising of livestock, and given fertiliser in the form of the coffee cherry post processing products.