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Buzira Bourbon
THE ESTATE RANGE
Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir anda producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50
Estate range
ESTATE
Buzira Bourbon
Buzira
Kayanza
Burundi
Producer
Salum Ramadhan
Altitude
2050 m
Environment
Mountainous
Species
arabica
Varietal
Red bourbon
Harvest period
April to June
Harvest type
Manual
Process
Fully Washed
Drying
On African beds for 2 to 4 days in the shade and 8 to 10 days in the sun.
Sensory profile
« Aromas of red berries, almond and hazelnut, followed by a full body in the cup with flavours of chocolate and citrus fruit and a punchy fresh almond aftertaste. »
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THE ESTATE RANGE
Traceability: Farm
A coffee produced at a plantation combining a specific terroir and a producer’s unique know-how, expressing a history and a vision.
Quality
83+
Quantity
Very limited
Education points
50

ABOUT

A wonderful way of supporting an independent producer!

Salum is the only Burundian producer to own his own farm and washing stations in a country where 95% of the coffee industry is divided between 2 major players. His high-quality work has confirmed that we made the right choice when changing our sourcing method several years ago.

BUZIRA

Burundi is a small country at the crossroads of East and Central Africa, situated between Rwanda, DR Congo and Tanzania. Its plantations are often located at altitudes of between 1,800 and 2,100 meters and the country produces mostly fully-washed Red Bourbon.
Introduced initially by the Belgians in the 1920s, Burundian coffee production has since grown rapidly and now employs 55% of the working population. It is therefore essential that the industry remains healthy in order to drive up living standards in Burundi, which are among the lowest in the world. However, 95% of the sector is divided between just 2 major players. Which is why Belco decided to choose a different sourcing method by working with the country’s only independent producer: Salum. An entrepreneur, coffee enthusiast, and manager of a well-oiled transport company, he owns his own farm and 4 washing stations.

Buzira is one of these washing stations. It is located in the commune of Muruta, in a region that borders the Nyungwe National Park. Located at an altitude of between 1,900 and 2,100 metres, it has about 2,000 coffee trees and involves 30 producer associations, representing some 3,000 farmers. The varieties produced here are mainly Bourbon, Jackson and Mbirizi.


Ground
Sandy

Rainfall
2000 ml

Temperature
Between 15 and 27 ° C

Humidity
11.50

Shadow
Yes

Preparation

Fully Washed

BUZIRA

Strengths

Mandarin | Sugar cane | Lemon | Supports the only independent Burundian producer

The history of the producer

The story
of the producer

In this country, where 95% of the coffee industry is controlled by just 2 major players, we have opted for a different sourcing method.
An entrepreneur and self-taught coffee producer, Salum is the only Burundian farmer to own his own farm and washing stations. His high-quality work has confirmed that we made the right choice when changing our sourcing method several years ago.
His farm is located in Mbirizi. It is one of the largest in the country with some 7,000 trees.
His 4 washing stations are Buzira, Shembati, Sehe and Butaganzwa. They are all located at altitudes of between 1,700 and 2,100 meters and Salum has a working relationship with over 8,700 farmers.
In order to encourage his producers to harvest only very ripe cherries, Salum pays a much higher price for one kilo of cherries than the actual market price, in a country where the standard of living is among the lowest in the world. He has also set up his own transport company to control how his coffees are transported from the washing station to the port.

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