Businde Burundi / Espresso
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East Africa is known for its high-quality coffee – and Burundi is no exception. Sweet, creamy, fruity with bright acidity and wild notes.
Tastes: Blackberry, nectarine & chocolate
Altitude: 1650-1800 MASL
Suitable for: Espresso Machine, Stovetop & French Press
Roast date: On all of our coffee bags, we provide you with a roast date. To get the best out of our coffee we aim to rest it for 7-14 days after roasting (depending on the type of coffee), this allows for the flavors to open up, offering much more clarity to your cup.
One of the fantastic partners Raw Material work within Burundi is Zuberi Matsitsi, owner of Matraco Coffee. One of his stations, Businde, is located in the northern province of Kayanza, close to the Rwandan border. This is a station with a wide reach to local coffee farmers, processing the cherry of up to 650 local farming families. As a washing station, it is important to consider the payment of workers who process the cherry as well as the price received by those who cultivated them. Businde’s producers received a premium that was 20% above the local market rate this season, by working with the station. And as a station, Businde pays its staff almost 60% above the rate for casual labor in Burundi.
To assist with the dispersing of coffee pulp, Matraco distributes this compost as fertilizer to help the farmers nearby. Alongside this, they assist with the yields of local farmers by donating seedlings to their farms. Higher profits are accompanied by the potential of more cherry to sell. Raw Material is excited to share these coffees with you for their profile as much for the benefits they provide those who produced them. Furthermore, Matraco has its own coffee plantation of more than 8,000 red bourbon coffee trees on the hill of Businde itself.