Burundi coffee bears a resemblance to that of neighboring Rwanda, in both cup character, and in the culture surrounding coffee. Bourbon-type varietals flourish in both countries and Rwanda has imitated Burundi's traditional practice of wet-processing coffee cherry. Their cup profiles can be dynamic and bright, with red fruits, berry or citrus, and with a great sweetness lingering through the finish. It's no secret that Burundi has the potential to produce great coffee, but unlike Rwanda, sourcing can pose an ever greater challenge.Read more.

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  1. Turning damp parchment coffee on the drying beds to facilitate even drying, Dusangirijambo

    Burundi Kayanza Dusangirijambo Coop

  2. The Gahahe washing station sign upon entry

    Burundi Kayanza Gahahe Station

  3. Preparing the drying tables for the incoming harvest, Masha Coffee Washing Station ("CWS")

    Burundi Kayanza Masha Station

  4. Unloading bags of whole coffee cherry that were harvested that day, Kayanza

    Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station

  5. In one of the coffee holding warehouses at the Kazoza N'Ikawa coop

    Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Station

  6. Typical disc depulper at a coffee processing site in Burundi

    Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

  7. Workers at the Rwiri station, part of Yagikawa FCS

    Burundi Rwiri Yagikawa Station

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