Burundi | Maruri Christmas Natural | 250g | Whole Bean
This Burundi Natural microlot was specially selected for our Chritmas Coffee. We were in search of a coffee that evoked that prezzies around the fire, sherry in hand, stomach stuffed feeling. This coffee is rich and sweet. When you first taste it you are hit with tangerine and a lingering zest. A juciy cranberry quickly follows accompained by a spicy yet sweet gingerbread. All in all its Christmas in a coffee, and just what we were looking for.
Burundi is a country that continues to face immense social and political difficulties. One of the challenges for the coffee sector is the government’s involvement as an owner and operator of washing stations, which prohibits visibility and transparency. Despite these challenges, there are a few entrepreneurs and privately owned washing stations who are working hard to improve quality. One of these stations is Mpanga, where our Maruri microlot was processed.
Mpanga is the name of the central washing station located in Kayanza Province, Northern Burundi. It is managed by Jean-Clement Birabereye - a 15-year coffee veteran, who oversaw the construction of the washing station back in 2008. The station processes coffee from approximately 3,400 smallholder farmers, who cultivate coffee on the hillsides that surround Kayanza, at elevations of up to 1,950 masl. To service these producers properly, Jean-Clement has ensured that the station is well-equipped to process volumes of specialty coffee and benefits from 450 drying beds and a McKinnon 6-disc pulping machine.
Roasted every Tuesday, shipped Wednesday. If you would like your coffee shipped just before Christmas (19th December) as a gift, please select this option in the menu.
Burundi Maruri Natural
Who: Jean Clement Biraberey
Region: Kayanza Province, North
Varietal: Red Bourbon
If you would like your coffee shipped as a gift for Christmas, please select the option for a December 19th despatch. We will roast the coffee on Tuesday the 18th and then send via Royal Mail 1st class.