Burundi

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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    A view of the drying tables at Gahahe coffee washing station, Gatara
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    Cassien, who built and still manages the Murambi site
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    The Gahahe washing station sign upon entry
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    A thick mist hangs over Gakenke on this particular morning visit

    Burundi Kayanza Gakenke

    $6.05
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    Burundi Kayanza Nemba Station
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    Unloading bags of whole coffee cherry that were harvested that day, Kayanza
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    After the coffee is depulped and fermented, it's laid to drip dry in piles like this on the "skin drying" tables, before being moved to the main drying beds.
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    In one of the coffee holding warehouses at the Kazoza N'Ikawa coop
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    Typical disc depulper at a coffee processing site in Burundi

    Burundi Kibumbu Kayokwe

    $5.75
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    Drying beds at Murambi and the red hills beyond, Kiganda

    Burundi Kiganda Murambi

    $6.00
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    Hand sorting in full swing at Murambi washing station
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    Workers at the Rwiri station, part of Yagikawa FCS
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