Burundi Nyagishiru ***89.5 cup score!

Nyagishiru CWS is located near the Ruvubu river, Buhinyuza commune (Muyinga Province) in the North East of Burundi. This washing station has 200 raised beds and uses a Mackinnon pulper, and works with 789 local small holder farmers. It has four fermentation tanks and two soaking/pre-floating tanks. The CWS is located on the hill on Nyagishiru and collects cherry from 12 neighbouring hills. Matraco farms 7000 of its own trees on the Nyagishiru hill. Matraco have contributed with seedlings for their Farmers in order to replace old, aged coffee trees and provided funds for a school and health centre construction in the Muyinga Province.

Super chocolatey, amazingly smooth with exceptional body. 

Blackberry, black current, molasses, and a long balanced finish.

Molasses syrup
Dark chocolate
AED 66.00
Total: AED 66.00
Burundi Nyagishiru ***89.5 cup score!

Burundi Nyagishiru ***89.5 cup score!
Varieties: Red Bourbon
Country: Burundi
Process: Natural
Region: Muyinga
Altitude: 1600 – 1750 masl
Producers: Zuberi Matsitsi (MATRACO)
Drying Method: raised African drying beds
Harvested: April - July

About this product

This specific lot went through the usual strict procedure they have placed at the CWS. Only the ripest and highest brix reading cherries are selected. They are then put through the floatation tanks to separate the sinkers to the floaters. Once 0 floaters are seen they are then taken to the African drying beds where they go through intensive hand picking and regular turning based on the temperature and environment feel. The average drying time for this specific lot was 31 days.
Burundi was once a Belgian colony, and historically coffee was a cash crop, with most exports going directly to Europe or to other Colonized African countries. In fact, farmers were forced to include coffee trees on their land, receiving poor income and no recognition for their work. Following independence in 1960’s the coffee sector was privatized, but coffee had left a bad taste with the farmers and fell out of favor.
The country was wrecked by a civil war up until the 1990s, with shocking devastation of the country’s economy, and coffee slowly emerged as a possible means to recover the farming sector. Inspired by neighboring Rwanda’s success rebuilding through coffee, Burundi’s coffee industry beginning in the early 2000’s, saw an increase in investment, and a somewhat healthy balance of both private and state-run coffee companies creating more opportunity and stability, which has helped Burundi establish itself as an emerging African coffee-growing country, despite its small size and tumultuous history.