BLACK MASS ROASTERS

THROE OF UPHEAVAL, Burundi

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Suitable for all brewing methods.

Watermelon, Red Papaya, Milk Chocolate

Producer:            Various small holders
Region:                Northern Province of Kayanza
Varietal:              Red Bourbon
Processing:        Yeast Inoculated Natural
Altitude:              1,700 MASL


Burundi is a small, landlocked African country located to the south of Rwanda and between the Democratic Republic of Congo to the West and Tanzania to the East. Coffee in this country is grown mostly by smallholders, and is often wet-processed.

Burundi's coffee is often said to have flavour characteristics similar to those of its Rwandan neighbour due to the geographic proximity and closely related processing methods. A number of farmer-education projects are aimed at helping to improve the quality and quantity of the nation's production, and to provide the farmers with greater stability.

Nemba Washing Station was built in 1991 in the Kayanza Commune in the Kayanza province in the North of Burundi. It sits at an altitude of 1818m. This washing station collects cherries from over 3100 local coffee farmers spread over the 15 neighbouring colonies

Coffee harvest involves selective handpicking by these families with small orchards. After sorting, cherries go into Epoxy-coated, concrete fermentation tanks with LALCAFÉ CIMA™ yeast, developed over four years for optimal fermentation control and enhanced cup quality. The 12-hour fermentation period is followed by slow drying on tables for 2 to 3 weeks, during which constant sorting ensures uniformity. The process, covering sunrise to sunset with evening or rainy day cover, is closely monitored for moisture levels and defects. This meticulous process results in a carefully processed, high-quality coffee.

All farmers are supported and trained in accordance with Good Agricultural Practices (G.A.P). This training is focussed on farm management, coffee tree pruning, climate change impacts, fertilization and mulching. The farmers are also encouraged to engage in the information provided by the saving association villages through which farmers have been taught to take small and manageable loans to expand their business. Greenco also grow and distribute coffee plants and train farmers on environmental protection addressing issues such as soil erosion, water drainage, river protection, and waste management.

Amount: 250g
Grind: Wholebeans
Amount: 250g
Grind: Wholebeans

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