Muyinga is a province of Burundi that is located on the eastern side of the country. Though the region is mostly known for its gold exports, coffee production has become a bigger part of the local economy in the last decade.
This coffee is sourced from the women producers in the Kalico network of washing stations in Muyinga, Burundi. They wet ferment the coffee for 12–18 hours, then do a one-hour soak, wash and pre-dry, and sort before drying the coffee on raised beds. To improve the quality of the coffee produced, Angele knew she needed to start with the education of the producers, so they began with outreach to ensure best practices from nurseries to picking. As the quality and value of the coffee increases, Kalico investing in additional training, environmental protection, inputs, microcredit, micro-insurance, and social infrastructures in partnership with the producer organizations that deliver to their washing stations.
The resulting cup reminds us of passion fruit, mango & cacao nibs.
Kahawa Link Company (KALICO)
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