THE SUMMER SALE IS NOW OVER. ALL ORDERS ARE BEING FULFILLED BUT EXPECT DELAYS IN RECEIVING.

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Burundi, Bujumbura
Varietal : Red Bourbon
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1,700 - 1,900 masl

Ripe Cherry, brown sugar and honeydew melon

Migoti Coffee Company built their first washing station in 2016. Sitting on the Migoti mountain overlooking Lake Tanganyika and Eastern Congo, the station has 10 full time year round staff and employs up to 250 seasonal workers from March to June for the harvest. Coffee production in Burundi started the same way as most of the producing countries: Colonialism. In the 1900s, Belgium introduced coffee grown and harvested by forced labour; the yield was then bought by the state and sold to Europe. Independence came in the 60s and the coffee industry was privatised. However the brutal history of coffee meant that with freedom from the Belgians, the Burundi farmers wanted free of their memories of forced labour, with the coffee plantations serving as a constant reminder. Because of this, coffee production became less and less common, until after the civil war when coffee was used as a tool to revitalise the argarian sector as well as increase foreign trade.