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Our Burundi offering for 2019 is particularly special!

Burundi is a small nation in East Africa that has had more than it’s fair share of troubles; civil war and corruption to name just a couple, but through it all coffee has been the backbone of the economy.  In recent years Burundi has become widely regarded as an emerging hub for specialty coffee.  Thanks to initiatives such as the Cup of Excellence (CoE) program, Burundi has made its presence known to the global coffee community and the producers are now starting to see the benefits.  Located in the famous Kayanza province in northern Burundi, Nemba washing station services the surrounding communes of Kayanza, Matongo and Muruta (also famous for their honey production).  This lot placed 12th in the CoE competition and we were lucky enough to successfully win it at auction; CoE ensures that producers are paid a premium price for their coffee and, in turn, provides incentive to focus on cup quality.  This washed lot exhibits notes of fresh strawberry, tinned peaches, jasmine and a sticky toffee finish.  We are extremely proud to be able to bring you such an exceptional coffee from this wonderful country.