Our latest Limited Release offering is this Natural lot from the Busasa washing station in the Ruvubu region of the Muyinga province in Burundi.
Busasa, in the Northern province of Burundi, sits at an altitude of 1,650-1,800 m.a.s.l and is managed by Daniel Sayumwe. With 6 full-time members of staff and 150 seasonal workers, Busasa produces around 650MT of cherries annually, from over 1,600 farmers from the surrounding area.
Zuberi Matsitsi, owner of Matraco Coffee works with green coffee importers, Raw Material, with several washing stations across the country. In 2019, Raw Material, set up a centralised washing station for production and exportation in Burundi. This local branch can help producers by providing agricultural products and funds to support staff and construction, improving infrastructure.
The East-African shipping crisis has greatly affected the volume of coffee that is being exported from Burundi, with a lack of shipping containers available at the port in Tanzania. Nonetheless, the quality of the small amount that is being exported is exceptional and a glimmer of hope in this difficult period.