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Burundi Kayanza – Microlot

In Stock: 121 Lbs
Burundi
Kayanza, Buyenzi
Various Smallholder Farms
Bourbon
1750-1850 masl
Washed
Lemon, chocolate and toffee flavors with tangy fruit acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.
85
Medium (City Roast)

Taste:  The sparkling acidity of Burundi and the incredible flavor complexity and diversity that’s possible is absolutely a product of the terroir, and the taste of the roasted bean is as beautiful and varied as the place itself.

Roast: Limiting your roast to medium (City) allows one to capture the complex flavors this bean provides.

About: Mibirizi Coffee Washing Station was founded in 2014 and serves about 2,750 smallholder producers in the area around the Kayaza commune. Producers deliver their freshly harvested coffee cherry to the mill, where it undergoes what the washing station describes as “double fermentation,” and the time will vary based on the weather and the space that is available at the mill: First the coffee is depulped, then it is fermented dry for 12 hours. Then it is fermented underwater for 6 or 18 hours, fully washed, and then given a soak underwater for either 12 or 10 hours.

Farmers here own less than half a hectare of land, on average, and in addition to growing coffee, they also grow crops like bananas, beans, yams, taro, and cassava, both for sale and for household use.

Due to the small size and yield on the average coffee farm or plot, washing stations are the primary point of purchase for us in Burundi. Unlike other coffee-growing regions in Central and South America where landholdings are slightly larger and coffee-centric resources are more available, most producers do not have space on their property or the financial means to do their wet- or dry-milling. Instead, the majority of growers deliver cherry to a facility that does sorting, blending, and post-harvest processing of day lots to create different offerings.

While the logistics of buying coffees from Burundi are extremely challenging, we love the heavy figgy, fruity, and lively coffees we find here—they remind us like a Malbec, with a firm support of acidity.

We are in love with the coffees, the people, and the country of Burundi, and by continuing to invest in buying microlots from our washing-station partners, we are able to consistently offer our customers what we believe are some of the most interesting and most consistently high-cupping coffees from Africa. We see the great potential in specialty coffees in Burundi not only for their exquisite profile, which is as complex as Kenya but as versatile as a top-flight Colombian; but also for the economic possibilities that specialty coffee trade offers.

*Microlot Coffee Offerings: Farmers are paid quality premiums for any microlot coffee, which reflects the extra planning, effort, labor, and attention to detail required to produce them, as well as rewarding the ultimate job well done.


 

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