Here we have another delicious coffee from Burundi. This time it's a washed coffee from the same station as the natural Burundi we currently have on sale (see here for that one!).
This one is more of a comfort offering. When super fresh, you'll pick up some tropical notes but as it settles down (after a week or so), it takes on this scrum-my chocolate orange thang, with just a tiny hint of hibiscus-like florals. The acidity is gentle, like tinned orange segments and the whole thing is just so full of flavour and deliciously moreish! I challenge you not to like this coffee.
Origin: Businde Washing Station, Buyenzi, Kayanza Province, Burundi
Varietals: Red Bourbon
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Want to know more about this coffee? Here is some information from the importer, Raw Material.
One of the fantastic partners we work with in Burundi is Zuberi Matsitsi, owner of Matraco Coffee. One of his stations, Businde, is located in the northern province of Kayanza, close to the Rwandan border.
This is a station with a wide reach to local coffee farmers, processing the cherry of up to 650 local farming families. As a washing station, it is important to consider the payment of workers who process the cherry as well as the price received by those who cultivated them. Businde’s producers received a premium that was 20% above the local market rate this season, by working with the station.
As a station, Businde pays its staff almost 60% above the rate for casual labour in Burundi. To assist with the dispersing of coffee pulp, Matraco distributes this compost as fertiliser to help the farmers nearby. Alongside this, they assist with the yields of local farmers by donating seedlings to their farms. Higher profits accompanied by the potential of more cherry to sell. We are excited to share these coffees with you for their profile as much for the benefits they provide those who produced them.
In Burundi, we work to secure higher profits for both coffee producers and employees of station staff alike.
As of December 2019, Raw Material has established a production and exportation branch in Burundi, through the construction of a washing station and export company. The construction of a centralised washing station (not seen in all coffee producing countries) can serve also as a nucleus within a community. This localised position in a community can benefit producers by distributing needed agricultural products, as well as through ways to support the local community through funds, staff, and construction where needed.
RM Burundi works to create wide-reaching community benefits through and beyond the production and sale of coffee.
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