Burundi SC15+ Muyinga Natural

Orange, chocolate, tea, nutty
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2021/22
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Lot Number P8001574-1
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About This Coffee

This natural lot is from Ndava washing station in Muyinga, Kayanza. The smallholder producers who supply to Ndava CWS cultivate the bourbon variety at altitudes ranging between 1,650 and 2,000masl. 

Origin Burundi
Subregion Muyinga
Harvest Season 2021/22
Producer Type Washing Station
Processing Natural/Dry Processed
Growing Altitude >2000m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon
Coffee Grade BDI CA NAT SPY SC 15+
Screen Size 15 Up
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact

History of Coffee in Burundi 

 

During colonization, Belgians forced the people of Burundi to grow coffee to pay taxes, an all too familiar story. So, it is understandable that after independence, the farmers of Burundi were less than enthusiastic about growing coffee and there was almost no focus on quality. When world coffee prices dropped to historic lows 20 years ago, prices paid to farmers by government run washing stations were so low that coffee was smuggled into neighboring countries to be sold as Rwandan or Tanzanian coffee. When prices began to rise and become relatively stable, Burundi coffee farmers in the northern highlands did not forget that Rwanda received better prices for quality. The coffee farmers of Burundi began to emulate some of what was happening in Rwanda, forming cooperatives and seeking ways to improve quality

Growing Coffee in Burundi

 

One clear indicator of a focus on quality is an increase in washing stations in a country where transportation is a challenge. The closer a washing station is to coffee trees, the greater control over quality and micro-climate specific separations. Burundi has seen a significant increase in the number of washing station over the last ten years and in recent years internal economic structures have liberalized enough for growers to experience increased income for increased quality. The cool highlands, soil, and altitude are ideal for growing excellent coffee.

  • Status Spot
  • Subregion Muyinga
  • Producer Type Washing Station
  • Processing Natural/Dry Processed
  • Bag Types Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Coffee Grade BDI CA NAT SPY SC 15+
  • Growing Altitude >2000m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Burundi
  • Warehouse Vollers Group Uk
  • On Sale Yes
  • Top Lot No
  • CTRM Contract Number P8001574-1
  • Price Per Kg £6.30