barismo coffee

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raspberry, candied citrus peel, edgy acidity, juicy sweet, very well structured

Producer Various Small Land Holders
Region Kayanza, Burundi
Elevation 1800 - 1900 meters
Process Fully Washed & Dried on Raised Beds
Variety Bourbon
Harvest March 2016 - July 2016
Storage GrainPro™
Relationship Importer Contract

Areas of Burundi are organized by province, then commune, then hill -- all together, there are 2,638 hills. Gaharo is the name of the hill from which this coffee comes from; several hundred residents cultivate small plots of coffee and deliver their cherry to the Bukeye Washing Station, which collects cherry from many surrounding hill communities. Coffee from each community is kept separate throughout the process in order to identify and track the best quality lots.

This coffee was sourced via the Collaborative Coffee Source, who purchased this coffee from the Long Miles Coffee Project. Long Miles started in 2013 to focus on supporting quality-focused coffee producers in Burundi; they operate several washing stations, including Bukeye. Bukeye was the first washing station they established, and it processes coffee from many surrounding hills. It's a big operation, with 160 employees overall: half their employees are dedicated exclusively to green coffee quality control & sorting, and the rest cover everything from an agronomist, security, cherry receiving & quality control, composting and milling production. Bukeye uses an extended 18 hour cherry fermentation, before drying the coffee on terraced raised beds over 20-30 days.