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Burundi – Masenga Hill

Tasting Notes:

Floral / Orange / Hibiscus

From £11.95

More about Masenga Hill

  • Washing Station – Migoti

  • Farmers – Various

  • Region – Bujumbura

  • Variety – Red Bourbon

  • Processing – Washed

  • Altitude – 1,750 m.a.s.l

Burundi is among the smallest coffee-producing countries in East Africa, with a population of 10.5 million that is endowed with ideal conditions for coffee production: elevations of 1500 – 2000 m, Arabica Bourbon coffee trees, abundant rainfall, and approximately 800,000 families

who cultivate an average of 150-200 coffee trees per farm. Arabica coffee now represents virtually 100% of Burundi’s national production and the bourbon variety grown at high elevations in Burundi is characteristically sweet with bright acidity, big body, floral, citrus and spiced with wild notes. 

The  Migoti washing station is operated by a local team of ten permanent staff and over 250 temporary workers who are employed during the coffee season from March to June. These harvests have received excellent cupping scores, frequently placing it as some of the best speciality coffee coming from Burundi.  Migoti also assists farmers through ongoing education to prune and properly care for coffee trees, intercrop, plant shade trees, utilise green fertilisers, stabilise soils and natural pest control. The expectation is that by following best farming practices the farmers can increase the yields from their coffee trees by five- to ten-fold.

We hope you enjoy this floral and citrusy coffee as much as we do.