“Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Iterambere”
“Unity, Work, Progress” in Kirundi.
Burundi speciality Coffee sourced from the treasure of the African Great Rift Valley. An origin with an incongruous mix of soaring mountains, languid lakeside communities and a tragic past blighted by ethnic conflict.
We offer a range of washed and natural speciality Arabica coffee from this extraordinary origin.
About Burundi Coffee
With its high altitudes, volcanic soil, and fantastic processing, Burundi has one of the best reputations from all of East Africa. Coffee is grown throughout Burundi, but most farms and cooperatives are in Buyenzi, Mumirwa, and Kirimiro in the northeast.
600k-800k coffee producers
April - July Harvests
15,000 tonnes produced annually
31st largest coffee exporter
Working with processing partners directly supporting Burundi families
Working in partnership with Migoti Coffee Company based in Burundi we are souring from partner washing stations who purchase cherries directly from farmers high in the mountains overlooking Lake Tanganyika.
A special focus is paid to supporting farmers with a long term view. Investing in new crops for the coffee farmers to intercrop with their coffee trees, embarking on ambitious hydropower projects and education to improve quality and quantity in order to build a brighter future for their families and the next generation of Burundi coffee farmers.
Sustainable farming with transparent pricing.
Meaningful relationships with farmers
Anesie is a 60-year-old widow with 11 children, 3 boys and 8 girls.
The land she farms was inherited through her late husband from the ‘Kings of the past’. In total she has planted 606 coffee trees that in her most recent harvest yielded a total of 800kg of cherries that she brought to the Migoti Coffee station to be processed.
Rugembe Hill, Burundi
Masereka Obed is a father, husband, mentor, lead-farmer and the elder responsible for his cooperative. His farm is nestled in the mountains about 1200 m.a.s.l, however, he works much higher in conjunction with the buying centre coordinating collection of coffee from other farmers in his group.