Burundi is a small country with a turbulent history, plagued by civil unrest and corruption, a lot of the country remains underdeveloped and the people some of the poorest on the planet. The Government controlled the coffee industry until 2008 when it was privatised and a shift towards more transparent and sustainable coffee practises began. Farms are typically small (250-300 plants) run by families who grow coffee amongst other crops as part of a cooperative of farmers located around a local washing station.

The Akawa Project has been set up by a not-for-profit group who work with farmers and washing station owners on methods and procedures that aim to increase the quality of the coffee produced each year. In turn, this means that farmers are earning more money from producing coffee than they would by farming other crops encouraging them to focus purely on coffee production.

The fruits of the Akawa Project are evident in our current offering from Kajabura characterised by the depth of flavour, pronounced sweetness and subtle acidity in this coffee. A real treat from Burundi, also known as the Heart of Africa.


Region: KAJABURA - Akawa Project
Country: Burundi
Processing: Fully Washed
Altitude: 1365 masl
Varietal: Bourbon

Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Blackcurrent, Vanilla, Lime Acidity


Brewing Suggestions...

Espresso 22g in  44g out in 27-30 sec

Filter 1g coffee : 17g water