Mbirizi is a delicious coffee that keeps on surprising us and often gets shadowed unfairly by the Kenyans and Ethiopians. Definitely worth a try if you like coffees from Africa!
Mbirizi Washing Station is the second and most recent one out of two washing stations owned by the producer Salum Ramadhan. It was established 2014, with the first production in 2015. The coffees are basically all selected daily lots, named by the local area or Collin (hill) where the cherries are purchased. Coffee is from the surroundings of the washing station. Farms in Burundi is small, often below one hectar each with some hundred trees. This means that a daily lot of e.g. 25 bags of greens can consist of coffee from some hundred growers.
Despite a lot of deforestation, Burundi is still fertile. With altitudes up to 2000 meters, volcanic soils, and rainfall of 1300 mm per year, the growing conditions are good. Today there are thousands of smallholder coffee farmers with some hundred coffee trees each that delivers their cherries to the communal washing stations for processing.
We roast and ship the coffees on wednesdays.