A balanced coffee with flavour notes of blackcurrants, spices and dark chocolate. Very good with a warm fire in the hearth!
ALTITUDE: Washing Station – 1,313 meters above sea level; Farms – 1,700 meters above sea level
COFFEE GRADE: NAT.15
About This Coffee
Nemba station lies in the northern province of Kayanza. Nemba is managed and led by an agronomist. The agronomist oversees the implementation of Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) and farmer education. They collaborate with the producers to ensure they have access to the necessary farming tools. The agronomist also helps farmers determine and implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their farming plots.
All 3,000+ producers are smallholders who own an average of 150 coffee trees. The farms delivering cherry to Nemba are all located around 1,700+ meters above sea level, near the Kibila forest. The washing station has over two hundred drying tables and can process up to 750 metric tons of coffee cherry annually. Nemba uses a monitoring system to ensure traceability all along the production and processing chain.
The washing station participates in a number of farmer outreach and support projects including a livestock rearing project and a range of Farmer Hub projects centered on strengthening cooperatives and improving yields.
Coffee in Burundi
Burundi has long been overlooked in comparison to its neighbouring East African specialty coffee producing powerhouses. However, Burundi season, for many, is one of the highlights of the annual coffee calendar. The country’s coffee is produced almost entirely by smallholder farmers, and much of this small-scale production is of exceptional quality. With its super sweet, clean and often floral coffees, Burundi, every year, is increasingly is putting itself on the specialty coffee map.