Buziraguhindwa

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Kayanza, Burundi

$18.25 | 12 oz bag

In recent years, the tiny village of Buziraguhindwa, Burundi, has become known for high-quality coffee—thanks in part to the work of Ramadhan Salum, the owner of the washing station where the town’s coffee is processed. In 2010, Counter Culture became the first buyer to work with Ramadhan, and we have worked with him and his dedicated staff ever since to create unique coffees like this one. This washed lot showcases notes of black tea, grapefruit, and honey.

Tasting Notes

Black Tea
Grapefruit
Honey

Roast Level

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DARK 0 25 50 75 LIGHT 100 80

Process

Natural Sundried
Natural Sundried
Washed
Washed
Pulp Natural
Honey
Experimental
Experimental

Notes

Varieties: Bourbon, Mbirizi, Jackson
Elevation: 1,900 meters
Harvest Time: May 2018–July 2018
Availability: Through April 2019

Origin

Story

Although Burundi has been growing coffee for decades, great-tasting coffee arriving in the U.S. is a relatively new development. The delay can be attributed to a couple of factors: the country struggled for years due to civil war, and the coffee industry was fully state-controlled with a limited focus on quality. In 2010, a few years after the market was privatized by the government, we met Ramadhan Salum—who was building a washing station in Buziraguhindwa. We immediately fell in love with the area, believed in the team at the washing station, and committed to the coffee before the washing station produced a single bean. Now, more than eight years later, Ramdhan continues to experiment and work on projects to keep improving his coffee.