Roasted by Odd Kin in Bristol
Produced by Izuba Washing Station
Runinya, Kayanza Province Region
Papaya, apricot, jasmine
Altitude: 1500-1700 MASL
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Brew: Espresso & Filter
Izuba Washing Station
Izuba, meaning 'sun' in Kirundi (the official language of Burundi), is the name of the washing station where these beans have been grown and processed.
Located in the Runinya area of the Kayanza Province, a nearby river provides Izuba with a regular source of fresh water for coffee processing.
Ntama Appolinaire oversees the washing station, which employs two full-time staff and 250 seasonal workers.
Izuba's primary goal is to support the producers it works with. They provide premiums to both the farmers and station workers, who are paid 33% higher than the national average.
Burundi Coffee Processing
Izuba processes washed, honey and natural Burundi coffees.
To ensure consistently high grade and quality, all of the cherries processed at Izuba are floated in long channels prior to depulping.
By immersing the cherries in water, damaged and underripe cherries can be easily identified and removed.
These particular beans were honey processed, leaving the pulped beans covered in a sticky mucilage akin to honey.
They were then laid out to dry under the sun on raised African beds for roughly 30 days.