FLAVOUR NOTES: Blueberry, Double Cream, Honey, Marmalade
PRODUCED BY: Masenga Hill
ALTITUDE: 1500 - 2000 masl
VARIETAL: Arabica Bourbon
Burundi is among the smallest coffee-producing countries in East Africa, with a population of 10.5 million that is endowed with ideal conditions for coffee production.
These include elevations of 1500 - 2000 meters above seal level, Arabica Bourbon coffee trees, abundant rainfall, and approximately 800,000 families who cultivate an average of 150-200 coffee trees per farm.
Arabica coffee now represents virtually 100% of Burundi’s national production and over the past 25 years, coffee production has averaged 26,700 tons per year.
As some of the best coffee across all of Burundi with its excellent cupping scores, the coffee farmers behind our Burundian coffee are dispersed across the mountains overlooking Lake Tanganyika.
The cherries are then processed back at the Migoti Hill Washing Station. Built in 2016 by Migoti Coffee Company, they purchase the coffee cherries directly from the farmers who harvest and deliver to this station.
This station operates in a region referred to as Migoti Mountain, in Mutambu Commune of Bujumbura Province, 30 km from the centre of Bujumbura.
It’s operated by a local team of ten permanent staff with station manager, Zephyrin Banzubaze. The coffee farmers receive training and education from the team on cultivating their coffee crops, enabling them to significantly increase their yields and secure premium prices.
*Proceeds from this coffee sale will be donated to Project Waterfall.
(Image credits: Migoti Coffee Company, Burundi)