Burundi

Munyinya 250g

Tart forest berries popping out in a full-bodied and sweet jam jar

Gooseberry, Jam and Rosehip

Expect notes of

Jam

Rosehip

Gooseberry

The Farmers

The Long Miles Project, founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, opened its doors in 2013 and aims to raise the bar of specialty coffees coming out of Burundi. The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers living near the project’s central washing stations and Munyinya is the result of 735 individual farmers supplying their cherries to the Bukeye washing station.

Like most smallholder farmers in Burundi, the Munyinya farmers rely on the income from their coffee trees to pay for basic home maintenance supplies, school fees and livestock. Until 2012, Munyinya coffee fetched a fairly low price on the global market and Long Miles has been committed to changing this by working closely with locals to improve soil management, harvesting and post-harvest processing.

The Buckeye washing station has been the launching pad for an extensive organic pesticide program targeting the so-called potato defect found in coffees around the world. Post- harvest pruning, mulching and fertilizing campaigns likewise play a vital role in ensuring good coffees in the seasons to come. The project also has a dedicated composting programme to support several nearby farmers.



Muramvya Province, Burundi

Coffee is a key export product for Burundi and supports the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers across the country. Nestled deep within the heart of the country is the village of Bukeye. Just beyond this village, down a tree lined dirt road, lies the backbone of the Long Miles Coffee Project: the Bukeye washing station. Bukeye was the first washing station built by Ben and Kristy Carlson, a family that sees the potential of Burundi’s coffee farmers and moved here some years ago to pursue a dream of impacting thousands of people’s livelihoods.
The town of Munyinya itself lies just beyond the border of Bukeye province, approximately 4 kilometres from the washing station. A winding dirt road cuts into the side of steep mountains leading to scenic views of valleys deep below.

Technical
Data

Wetmill Umurima
Varietals Red Bourbon
Lot Munyinya
Altitude 1700 masl
Process Washed
Harvest July 2016

Process
Washed

This heirloom Bourbon coffee was grown at approximately 1.900 masl and was fully washed, the most common processing method in Burundi. The coffee was left to ferment for twelve hours in tanks followed by six hours of washing, and thereafter dried on pre-drying tables before it was moved to traditional African raised beds.

Brew guide

You can brew our coffees any way you want it
is just a matter of the right ratios.

Kr. 99,00

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Tart forest berries popping out in a full-bodied and sweet jam jar

Gooseberry, Jam and Rosehip

Expect notes of

Jam

Rosehip

Gooseberry

The Farmers

The Long Miles Project, founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, opened its doors in 2013 and aims to raise the bar of specialty coffees coming out of Burundi. The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers living near the project’s central washing stations and Munyinya is the result of 735 individual farmers supplying their cherries to the Bukeye washing station.

Like most smallholder farmers in Burundi, the Munyinya farmers rely on the income from their coffee trees to pay for basic home maintenance supplies, school fees and livestock. Until 2012, Munyinya coffee fetched a fairly low price on the global market and Long Miles has been committed to changing this by working closely with locals to improve soil management, harvesting and post-harvest processing.

The Buckeye washing station has been the launching pad for an extensive organic pesticide program targeting the so-called potato defect found in coffees around the world. Post- harvest pruning, mulching and fertilizing campaigns likewise play a vital role in ensuring good coffees in the seasons to come. The project also has a dedicated composting programme to support several nearby farmers.



Muramvya Province, Burundi

Coffee is a key export product for Burundi and supports the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers across the country. Nestled deep within the heart of the country is the village of Bukeye. Just beyond this village, down a tree lined dirt road, lies the backbone of the Long Miles Coffee Project: the Bukeye washing station. Bukeye was the first washing station built by Ben and Kristy Carlson, a family that sees the potential of Burundi’s coffee farmers and moved here some years ago to pursue a dream of impacting thousands of people’s livelihoods.
The town of Munyinya itself lies just beyond the border of Bukeye province, approximately 4 kilometres from the washing station. A winding dirt road cuts into the side of steep mountains leading to scenic views of valleys deep below.

Technical
Data

Wetmill Umurima
Varietals Red Bourbon
Lot Munyinya
Altitude 1700 masl
Process Washed
Harvest July 2016

Process
Washed

This heirloom Bourbon coffee was grown at approximately 1.900 masl and was fully washed, the most common processing method in Burundi. The coffee was left to ferment for twelve hours in tanks followed by six hours of washing, and thereafter dried on pre-drying tables before it was moved to traditional African raised beds.

Brew guide

You can brew our coffees any way you want it
is just a matter of the right ratios.

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