MASHA WASHED, BURUNDI - FILTER COFFEE

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MASHA WASHED, BURUNDI - FILTER COFFEE

Sale price€15,30

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Koko:225g
Lajike:Beans
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Country: Burundi

Field: Kayanza

Producer: +2000 small farmers of the region

Processing: Washed

Varieties: Red Bourbon

Altitude: 1672m

Harvest: March - July 2023

FOB price: 9,44 USD/kg

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This washed processed Red Bourbon variety from the Kayanza region in Burundi, processed at the Masha washing station, is an excellent choice for filter coffee if you enjoy juicyness in your coffee. You can expect to find notes of citrus, creaminess and caramel.

The Masha washing station, built in 1989, is located in an area more renowned for its livestock than its coffee. However, the local farmers do not rely solely on one source of income. They cultivate various crops, including coffee, to secure their livelihoods. Over 2,000 small-scale farmers contribute to this coffee, each bringing their coffee cherries to the Masha station for processing. On average, these farmers have around 250 coffee trees, each producing about 1.5kg of coffee cherries annually, resulting in an annual yield of approximately 375kg per farmer.

Since the farmers may not be professional coffee growers, the washing stations play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of the coffee. They share knowledge with the farmers and perform meticulous work when the coffee cherries arrive for processing. The coffee is inspected and sorted to enhance quality, starting with floating to separate lower-quality cherries. Visibly defective cherries are then removed from the remaining batch before depulping (removing the coffee cherry from the coffee bean). The beans undergo a 12-hour dry fermentation, followed by washing and soaking in water for 12-24 hours. The coffee is dried for about 2-3 weeks, during which time any damaged beans are hand-sorted.