Burundi Izuba

Burundi Izuba

£12.39

Origin Info

REGION: Runinya, Kayanza Province

COUNTRY: Burundi

VARIETY: Red Bourbon

ALTITUDE: 1500-1700m

PROCESS: Anoxic Washed

TASTE NOTES: Braeburn Apple - Honey - Fig 


The Story  

Izuba Coffee, where every sip is kissed by the sun! Nestled in the vibrant heart of Runinya, Kabarore Commune, in Kayanza Province, Izuba means "sun" in Kirundi. Imported to the UK by our partners at Raw Material (RM). The washing station, managed by the dedicated Ntama Appolinaire and the skilled Prosper Merrimee of RM Burundi, is perfectly positioned near a sparkling river, providing a vital and freshwater source for coffee processing.

With a team of 2 full-time staff and around 250 local seasonal workers, Izuba thrives on community spirit and passion. Situated near the breathtaking Kibira National Park, the coffee benefits from the rich soil and ideal climate of the region, crafting a cup that truly shines. 

The Anoxic Water Pillow Washed Process

Once cherries are received, they are hand-picked and floated to ensure only those of the best quality continue to the processing stage. These cherries are placed into a deep cleaned fermentation tank, which is hermetically sealed. Fresh cool water is then poured on top of sealed coffee. The seal created by the water pressing onto the sheeting creates a vacuum effect on the coffee below, creating an anoxic environment for fermentation to begin, which lasts for between 48 and 72 hours. 

The water and sheet act as not only a sealant, but a heat exchange, allowing the heat build up to transfer to the water, which evaporates away. A stabilised temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius ensures that the cherry doesn’t over ferment. This temperature is regularly monitored, and if it falls too low for fermentation to continue, hot water is added to the water pillow, to provide warmth to the fermenting coffee underneath.

Once the fermentation is complete, the water is drained, and the sheet is removed. The now fermented coffee is rinsed and drained of all residual liquid. For the washed process to continue, the cherries are pulped , washed and graded  before sun dried on raised beds for between 15 and 20 days.

 

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