- Chewy cup
- Olive oil kind of mouthfeel
Mahonda washing station is located in Gitega province, up in the highlands around 1900m. Smallholder farmers from 13 districts in the Buraza community typically deliver their cherries at Mahonda wet mill, which is supported by Sogestal Kirimiro. The typical Burundian coffee producer has a small part of land available for growing coffee, smaller than 1 hectare.
Mahonda has put great emphasis on farmer education and better farming practices. This investment by the farmers and washing station management has been recognised in international competitions like Cup of Excellence. Mahonda washing station has featured in every CoE competition that has been organised in Burundi since 2012.
- Variety: Bourbon
- Crop: 2016
- Location: Buraza community, Gitega province
- Altitude: 1930m
Rob says: 3rd year we buy coffee from Mahonda washing station. The coffee is always clean and its most remarkable taste aspect is found when cooling down. Then you can taste an oily mouthfeel at the back of your tongue. We talk here vegetable oil; olive and sunflower tastes comes closest. We sometimes discover this in other African coffee’s as well, but never as present as in Burundi’s.
WE WILL PROBABLY START ROASTING THIS COFFEE THE FIRST WEEK OF FEB