Burundi

Umurima 250g

The first release of the Long Miles Projects's own farm, exclusive to La Cabra in Europe

Apricot, Raspberry and Apple

Expect notes of

Apricot

Raspberry

Apple

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 two central washing stations. Coffee production at Heza is made possible from nearly 2.000 individual farmers supplying the station with ripe cherries, several hundred of whom deliver their cherries directly to the station. Heza employs 90 locals, 60 of whom are women devoted to quality control in the final cherry selection process. Heza also helps local farmers by supplying trees from a coffee tree nursery with over 15.000 seedlings and the intention is to plant these all over the war-torn Burundi countryside in years to come.

This Umurima coffee - meaning “farm” in Kirundi - is however the result of Long Miles’ own efforts to grow coffee on a model farm near Heza. The abandoned farm was purchased for its proximity to the station and revitalized through the efforts of Long Miles agronomists and coffee scouts. During the first year only composting, mulching, pruning and the planting of shade trees and coffee seedlings took place. During the 2016 harvest the trees were bursting with flowers as a result of the careful attention of coffee scouts and the result was this very special micro-lot. Each cherry has been picked at its ripest and post-harvest processing has been carried out in close collaboration between scouts and farmers.

Kayanza Province, Burundi

Coffee is a key export product for Burundi and supports the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers across the country. This is also true for the Kayanza Province where Heza washing station is located 1.960 meters above sea level. From this height one overlooks the Kibira rainforest just a couple of miles away, by the border of Burundi and Rwanda. Heza was the second 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.

Technical
Data

Wetmill Heza
Varietals Red Bourbon
Lot Umurima
Altitude 1960 masl
Process Washed
Harvest June 2016

Process
Washed

This heirloom Bourbon coffee was grown at nearly 2.000 masl and was fully washed, the most common processing method in Burundi. The water source for this coffee comes from two springs that channel water down to the station where cherries are pulped, fermented and rinsed. 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. 119,00




The first release of the Long Miles Projects's own farm, exclusive to La Cabra in Europe

Apricot, Raspberry and Apple

Expect notes of

Apricot

Raspberry

Apple

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 two central washing stations. Coffee production at Heza is made possible from nearly 2.000 individual farmers supplying the station with ripe cherries, several hundred of whom deliver their cherries directly to the station. Heza employs 90 locals, 60 of whom are women devoted to quality control in the final cherry selection process. Heza also helps local farmers by supplying trees from a coffee tree nursery with over 15.000 seedlings and the intention is to plant these all over the war-torn Burundi countryside in years to come.

This Umurima coffee - meaning “farm” in Kirundi - is however the result of Long Miles’ own efforts to grow coffee on a model farm near Heza. The abandoned farm was purchased for its proximity to the station and revitalized through the efforts of Long Miles agronomists and coffee scouts. During the first year only composting, mulching, pruning and the planting of shade trees and coffee seedlings took place. During the 2016 harvest the trees were bursting with flowers as a result of the careful attention of coffee scouts and the result was this very special micro-lot. Each cherry has been picked at its ripest and post-harvest processing has been carried out in close collaboration between scouts and farmers.

Kayanza Province, Burundi

Coffee is a key export product for Burundi and supports the livelihoods of thousands of smallholder farmers across the country. This is also true for the Kayanza Province where Heza washing station is located 1.960 meters above sea level. From this height one overlooks the Kibira rainforest just a couple of miles away, by the border of Burundi and Rwanda. Heza was the second 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.

Technical
Data

Wetmill Heza
Varietals Red Bourbon
Lot Umurima
Altitude 1960 masl
Process Washed
Harvest June 2016

Process
Washed

This heirloom Bourbon coffee was grown at nearly 2.000 masl and was fully washed, the most common processing method in Burundi. The water source for this coffee comes from two springs that channel water down to the station where cherries are pulped, fermented and rinsed. 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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