This year’s crop from Burundi is arriving just in time to put an excellent end to 2018. We’ve got three lots of coffee that we’re particularly excited about, each profiled below. These coffees hit all the right notes you’d want from high-altitude washed African coffees, with sweet citrus notes abounding.
These coffees won’t last long, so be sure to check in about them sooner rather than later!
Burundi A Kayanza Matraco - Businde Washing Station
Notes of lime, nectarine, black tea, and white sugar
This coffee is produced by the Matsitsi Trading Coffee company, also known as Matraco. Its owner, Mr. Matsitsi, is a coffee producer in charge of the company’s three washing stations and more than 10,000 trees. Two of these washing stations are located in the north-central Kayanza province and another is under construction in the Muyinga province. Matraco has an excellent reputation for turning out high-quality coffees, winning Cup of Excellence awards in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Burundi A Ngozi - Rimiro Washing Station
Notes of grapefruit, rhubarb, and peach
Also from the north-central region of Burundi, this lot comes to us from the Ruhororo Commune in the Ngozi province. The washing station, Rimiro, manages the processing for over 1,700 farmers in the region with a combined total 500,000 coffee tress under production. Coffee is milled at the Budeca dry mill before being bagged and exported.
Burundi A Sogestal Kirimiro - Teka Washing Station
Notes of sweet tea, red grapefruit, peach, and tangerine
Though the Kirimiro region of Burundi produces a lot of coffee, this lot comes specifically from producers with very new plantations. It’s processed at the Teka washing station, which is well-known in the area for processing Cup of Excellence winners. The washing station produces about 950 tons of green coffee each year, and has storage capacity for 80 tons of parchment at a time.