This bean, of Bourbon variety, is grown in Muyinga, Burundi, by groups of small holders who form co-ops. The farmers and their families live simple lives; keeping livestock, growing vegetables and cultivating coffee.
Generally speaking, Burundians are not a coffee loving people. Rumor has it that when occupying forces realized coffee’s value, they discouraged the drinking thereof. When Europeans monopolized coffee, Burundians received a meager yet reliable income. Today, coffee is still currency, being one of the country’s main sources of income.
By Buying Burundi Muyinga coffee, you will be supporting a co-op, giving valuable income to the farmer.
Burundi Muyinga is not organically certified. However, please, take the following into consideration:
- Organic certification is expensive.
- Commercial fertilizers are expensive.
- The farmers make their own, natural plant food.
The home grown fertilizer yields a smaller, yet better developed coffee cherry. Processing happens at the Kavugangoma washing station. Further income is generated for Burundians as they pick and sort coffee by hand. Often, women are employed as they pay greater attention to detail.
The coffee has a SCAA score of 80+ with the following notes: sweet, caramel, balanced, clean.
Knowing more about the farmers, growing and processioning, Backyard Brew Coffee Company is proud to share this delectable dark drink with you. Next time you are entertaining guests, impress them with your coffee making skills and knowledge about this bean’s odyssey from Muyinga to your mug.
Altitude: 1600 – 2000m
Picking Method: Hand Picked and Sorted
Processing Station: Kavugangoma – Mwakiro, Muyinga Province, Burundi
Coffee Grade: Screen 15+ Fully Washed / Double Fermentation (12 hours wet and 12 hours dry).
Soil Assessment: Grown in volcanic soil
Cup profile: Sweet, caramely with hints of grapefruit. Balanced body and acidity.