Producer(s): 650 smallholder farmers around the Businde Washing Station
Altitude: 1750 Meters Above Sea Level
Processing: Washed Process
Flavor Notes: Plum + Honeydew
A few years ago, our relationship with the small Rwandan coffee exporter, Higa Coffee, began. With their help, we have been able to source some unique and beautiful coffees from Rwanda. As they have grown, they have begun to work in a few other coffee producing countries, including neighboring Burundi. This was welcome and exciting news to us, since we love to work with Higa and have long enjoyed coffees from Burundi. With their help, we found this wonderful lot, and we couldn’t be more pleased to offer it to you for the second year now!
This coffee comes from the Kayanza district in northern Burundi. Like many coffees from Burundi, this coffee is traceable back to its washing station, the Businde Washing Station. The station was founded in 2015 by Zuberi Matsitsi and offers its services to a wide range of local coffee farmers, serving around 650 surrounding small-holder farmers. They pay their laborers almost 60% more than average, making it an important part of their community. They also pay the farmers around 20% more than the local rate for their cherries. This particular lot comes from Masasu Hill, an area near the washing station that is known locally for good quality cherries. Once the coffee is pulped, they distribute the compost made from the pulp to surrounding farmers to use as fertilizer for the following year's crop. The station also fosters seedlings and donates them to the farms, helping producers increase future yields. The result from these careful practices is a delicious and high-quality product that really shines!
In the cup, we find notes of plum, honeydew, and light toffee alongside a juicy, full body. This is a phenomenal offering and we are excited to share it with you! It tastes great hot or iced, so try switching up how you brew it.
All coffees are available in whole bean only.
We roast and ship on Mondays and Thursdays. Orders placed Thursday through Sunday at midnight will roast and ship on Monday. Orders placed Monday through Wednesday at midnight will roast and ship on Thursday.