Birembo cooperative’s manager Jean Luis sources his coffee from around 1,450 farmers from regions at the foot of the hills behind lake Kiva. After shelling, the beans are fermented for 12 to 18 hours to fully rid them off pulp residue.
Much effort is also given to education: local farmers receive training and assistance with growing their coffee plants, or coffeas. In the off-season between harvests, the farmers meet with experts to perfect their coffee growing methods and maximize the quality and volume of their harvest. Now, you can taste the result of their efforts.