Launch Date: This single origin blend commenced January 2018.
Region: Northern Burundi
Farm: The e Ngozi Cooperative Society
Variety: Red Bourbon
Processing: Fully washed
Tasting Notes: Red Wine. Blackberries. Bright.
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Burundi’s volcanic soils, high altitude and plentiful rainfall make up the create idyllic conditions for producing high-quality coffees. Burundi is an emerging producer in the specialty world and in many ways is following a similar trajectory to its’ neighbors Tanzania and Rwanda in aligning itself as a quality-focused supply chain. The Ngozi province is in the northern part of Burundi, close to the border of Rwanda. In addition to coffee farming, farmers from the Ngozi area are also involved in food crop production, dairy and horticulture.
The Ngozi Cooperative Society is managed by a board of directors who are farmers within the Society themselves; there are 20 permanent staff and other casual employees. The cooperative runs 5 washing stations in Ngozi, supplied by 800 small garden farmers and cooperative members. Cherry comes into the station and is immediately sorted for unripes and defects. Cherries are then washed in tanks, pulped and finally fermented using a single fermentation method that requires 7 different fermentation tanks to keep lots separated until they are dried and cupped for quality.