Lead Farmer –Pascal Ntawuhezisi
Process – Natural
Variety – Red Bourbon
Altitude – 1900m
Pascal is an 85 year old coffee farmer with 1000 coffees trees and last year he produced 1500kg of coffee that was processed at the Migoti wash station. He supports his 8 children with revenue earned from his harvest each year.
In 2016 Migoti Coffee Company built a coffee washing station at Migoti Mountain, partnering with industry experts who provided technical expertise. Coffee trees are owned by the community, and Migoti purchase the coffee cherries directly from the farmers who harvest and deliver the cherries to our station. Over 300 tons of green coffee was produced and exported from Migoti Mountain in 2017, 2018 and 2019 coffee seasons. These harvests have received excellent cupping scores, frequently placing it as some of the best speciality coffee coming from Burundi.
The washing station is operated by a local team of ten permanent staff and over 250 temporary workers who are employed during the coffee season from March to June.
This particular coffee is from a small lot with only 21 bags available, we are very glad to have grabbed a few for you to try.
Pictures are credited to Carley Serwat
Instagram: @carleyserwat and thanks to @omwanicoffee