producers: Rubirizi Washing Station

This coffee is part of the Akawa project. An initiative with our sister company Supremo to build stable and fair supply chains in Burundi. The project finances the UTZ certification of the washing stations, 11 so far, so that the premiums on all coffee sold from the washing stations can be used to train farmers in good management practices. A flat price is paid upfront to the mill prior to harvest, meaning that the farmers receive all of the money for their cherry upfront and without negotiation, something which is not common at all in Burundi.

Strict quality control measures are enforced in the cherry drop off, something which the farmers are happy to work with given the payment mechanism, and throughout the chain.

Rubirizi washing station processes the coffee of 833 farmers who live in the surrounding area, with a yearly processing capacity of 370 MT of green coffee. The producers in this region grow bourbon, with the rich volcanic soil of the region providing near optimal conditions for the plant. Rubirizi is home to 200 traditional drying beds, and with an average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius the coffee dries slowly to ensure longevity and quality in the cup.



Red bourbon





1710 masl

roast profile:


taste notes:

black tea, caramel, red currant


Grind Setting: fine

extraction Time: 28 - 30 seconds

dose / yield: 18g / 36g

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