Burundi Buhorwa

No coffee farm or coffee shop exists in a vacuum. These communities give and take from each other, whether we’re aware of and can see each other or not. We both directly affect everyone along the global supply chain and the local neighborhood.

With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to the people who grew our newest coffee.

photo credit: Crop to Cup Coffee Importers

Farmers tasting their own coffee for the first time. Photo credit: Crop to Cup Coffee Importers

The tiny (Maryland-sized) country of Burundi is rehabilitating after a civil war, and like other similar regions, the people recognize the value of investing in quality coffee agriculture for the long-term. Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, but 90% of its GDP comes from very small family coffee plots.

Washing station. Photo credit: Crop to Cup Coffee Importers

Washing station. Photo credit: Crop to Cup Coffee Importers

This particular community owns its own washing station, which is where they bring the coffee after harvest to be sorted, de-pulped, fermented, washed, dried, and stored in parchment. Our importer, who only trades with communities directly and transparently, has worked with them over the last six years to get to the point where they can buy their entire crop, paying premiums well over and above the government-set base rates for coffee.  The community has greatly increased their quality of life by increasing the quality of their coffee, and we hope to pass that love and care, respectfully, to you!

This particular lot has notes of cardamom, ginger, and vanilla for a spicy-sweet, full-flavored, clean cup.

Our very limited release is on sale now and will run out quickly. Order yours, or come to our tasting event in the cafe on Monday, February 16.