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Germain Simbayobewe,  the president of the KAZOZA N'IKAWA cooperative.MpembaMpemba_2018_12ozbag

Mpemba

Kayanza, Burundi

$18.25 | 12 oz bag

The coffee we buy from the village of Mpemba is produced by a small, dedicated cooperative called Kazoza N'Ikawa, which means “the future is the coffee.” Founded in 2012, the co-op has produced some of the most-refined, sweetest coffees in Burundi ever since. Look for citrus and plum notes that are complemented by a honey sweetness.

Germain Simbayobewe,  the president of the KAZOZA N'IKAWA cooperative.MpembaMpemba_2018_12ozbag
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Tasting Notes

Citrus
Plum
Honey

Roast Level

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DARK 0 25 50 75 LIGHT 100 80

Process

Natural Sundried
Natural Sundried
Washed
Washed
Pulp Natural
Pulp Natural
Experimental
Experimental

Notes

Varieties: Bourbon, Mbirizi, Jackson
Elevation: 1,781 meters
Harvest Time: April - July 2017
Availability: Through May 3rd

Origin

Story

In 2009, we met the cooperative’s president, Germaine Simbayobewe, on our very first sourcing trip to Burundi. We were immediately struck by his passion for coffee. A few years later, we met Germaine again—this time at Mpemba—and saw his drive and seriousness manifest again in this new cooperative. The coffee from Mpemba is some of the best-picked and best-sorted coffee we have seen in Burundi, so we were not surprised in 2013 when Mpemba took fourth place in the Cup of Excellence. This is our fifth year working with Mpemba, and we are continually impressed with this small cooperative.