Our tasting notes: Peach, Lemonade, Orange & Nutmeg
Altitude: 1,673 M
Bag size: 60kg
Water Activity: 0.52
In 2012, Masha Coffee Washing Station placed among the winning lots in Burundi’s inaugural cup of excellence. Burundi is a landlocked country in Central Africa bordered by the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, Rwanda and Tanzania. The official languages are Kirundi and French, with pockets of Swahili being spoken mostly in Bujumbura. Hilly and mountainous, Burundi is ideal for coffee cultivation.
Coffee growing and production began during Belgian occupation in the early 1930s. From 1980 to 1993, Burundi invested heavily in the coffee subsector with assistance – both monetar and strategic – from the World Bank.
Coffee is Burundi’s biggest export revenue earner, making up as high as 80% of earnings. Nearly 40% of the population is involved in the coffee subsector.