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The Bumbogo coffee washing station (CWS) was built in January 2017 in Gakenke, a district in Rwanda’s Northern Province known for its high-quality coffee. In recent years, it has produced several winning lots in the Cup of Excellence competition. Bumbogo currently processes coffee from 523 producers.
After cherries are brought to the Bumbogo station, they are machine-pulped and then floated in fermentation tanks overnight, for approximately 12 hours. Workers then perform “ikinimba,” a tradition of singing five songs while dancing and stomping on the coffee to clean off the last of the mucilage. This is intended to bring out more sweetness in the coffee. Beans are then graded using channels based on density and size, and then dried for 20 to 25 days on raised beds.
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