Migoti Coffee company is a specialty coffee producer based in Migoti Mountain, Burundi, 30 km from the centre of bustling Bujumbura.
We have been collaborating with Migoti since 2020, together purchasing cherries from farmers all over the mountains and working to support the community around them.
About Migoti Coffee
Migoti’s vision is to connect local coffee farmers with international buyers and roasters through quality coffee processing and transparent supply chains.
The washing station employs ten permanent employees, along with over two hundred and fifty seasonal workers, most of whom are women. They also reach out to farmers in order to provide education on the proper maintenance of coffee trees, which in turn contributes toward increase crop yields and quality.
Migoti facts and figures
Migoti Hill, Rubanda
1600 - 1900 m.a.s.l
Washed, Natural, Honey-Processed
Average Farm Size
1 - 5 Acres
March - June
In 2015, coffee as an agricultural product had been all but discarded in Burundi, due in large part to the 12 year civil war that lasted from 1993-2003, where farms were either neglected or destroyed. However, with the country settling back down into a time of tentative peace, local engineers Dan Brose and Pontien Ntunzwenimana saw an opportunity for their community to earn income by revisiting the abandoned export of coffee.
With Dan on the business end of things and Pontien constructing a new washing station, Migoti pulled off its first year of coffee production in 2016. Time has brought these efforts to fruition, and these days Migoti produce over 300 tons of coffee for export each year, providing a stable infrastructure for the entire community around them.
Meaningful relationships with farmers
Thomas is a farmer, husband, and Father to 15 (four girls, eleven boys).
He tends to 410 coffee trees that average about 35 years old. Some of his sons have followed in Thomas’ footsteps to own their own farms that also deliver to Migoti Coffee.
Migoti Hill, Burundi
Elie is a farmer, Father to seven, and Grandfather to six.
His 21 year old son Juvenal Ndayikeza has taught himself a little English, and would one day like to go to university, though currently he works on the coffee estate.
Migoti Hill, Burundi