Category Archives: Burundi

Meet a Farmer: Dorothy, Gaharo Hill

A story that is never told is that of the nano smallholder coffee farmer. I’m referring now to the many coffee smallholders who own less than 500 coffee plants and subsist on coffee as their sole or majority cash crop. The coffee

Meet a Farmer: Dorothy, Gaharo Hill

A story that is never told is that of the nano smallholder coffee farmer. I’m referring now to the many coffee smallholders who own less than 500 coffee plants and subsist on coffee as their sole or majority cash crop. The coffee

Burundi 2017 Harvest Shipping Soon

It’s been so great to see the continuous build of up anticipation for our Burundi coffees year-after-year. When we first started working with this origin in 2012, finding roasters willing to take a chance on this new origin was challenging.

Burundi 2017 Harvest Shipping Soon

It’s been so great to see the continuous build of up anticipation for our Burundi coffees year-after-year. When we first started working with this origin in 2012, finding roasters willing to take a chance on this new origin was challenging.

SCA x CCS 2017

We will be cupping a curated selection of our coffees: available, soon to be available, along with some stunners that simply need revisiting. Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: The Cupping Exchange, Room 618 Honduras From

SCA x CCS 2017

We will be cupping a curated selection of our coffees: available, soon to be available, along with some stunners that simply need revisiting. Date: Sunday, April 23, 2017 Time: 10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: The Cupping Exchange, Room 618 Honduras From

The Burundian Endeavour

Burundi! Despite the political imbalance that has prevailed over the capital city in Burundi (Bujumbura) this past year, we needed and decided to travel to the northern provinces of Kayanza and Ngozi (via Kigali) last week to visit and plan the

The Burundian Endeavour

Burundi! Despite the political imbalance that has prevailed over the capital city in Burundi (Bujumbura) this past year, we needed and decided to travel to the northern provinces of Kayanza and Ngozi (via Kigali) last week to visit and plan the

Washing Station Profile: Yandaro

Name: Yandaro Operator: Greenco
 Province: Kayanza
 Commune: Kabarore Construction Date: 1986
 Processing capacity (mt): >1200 Elevation (masl): 1 774
 Variety: Red Bourbon

 Soil: Hygro-Xéro-Ferralsols with Ferralic Number of delivering cherry producers: 441 Average trees per farmer: 519

 Processing method: Fully

Washing Station Profile: Yandaro

Name: Yandaro Operator: Greenco
 Province: Kayanza
 Commune: Kabarore Construction Date: 1986
 Processing capacity (mt): >1200 Elevation (masl): 1 774
 Variety: Red Bourbon

 Soil: Hygro-Xéro-Ferralsols with Ferralic Number of delivering cherry producers: 441 Average trees per farmer: 519

 Processing method: Fully

The Inevitable Chaos that is Burundi Coffee Buying

I’m supposed to be writing an article about my recent experiences travelling in Colombia. It was my first time travelling there (as well as in Brazil, where I later went) and having only experienced being in some of East Africa as a coffee

The Inevitable Chaos that is Burundi Coffee Buying

I’m supposed to be writing an article about my recent experiences travelling in Colombia. It was my first time travelling there (as well as in Brazil, where I later went) and having only experienced being in some of East Africa as a coffee

Craft Coffee in Burundi?

  I was in Burundi in June to cup the freshly harvested coffees. Even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Burundi, particularly in the Kayanza province (of increasing fame via Cup of Excellence), this was my first

Craft Coffee in Burundi?

  I was in Burundi in June to cup the freshly harvested coffees. Even though I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Burundi, particularly in the Kayanza province (of increasing fame via Cup of Excellence), this was my first

Washing Station Profile: Rubagabaga

Name: Rubagabaga Operator: Greenco
 Province: Kayanza
 Commune: Gatare Construction Date: 1992
 Processing capacity (mt): >1000 Elevation (masl): 1 692
 Variety: Red Bourbon

 Soil: Hygro-Xéro-Ferralsols with Ferralic Number of delivering cherry producers: 170 Average trees per farmer: 316

 Processing method: Fully

Washing Station Profile: Rubagabaga

Name: Rubagabaga Operator: Greenco
 Province: Kayanza
 Commune: Gatare Construction Date: 1992
 Processing capacity (mt): >1000 Elevation (masl): 1 692
 Variety: Red Bourbon

 Soil: Hygro-Xéro-Ferralsols with Ferralic Number of delivering cherry producers: 170 Average trees per farmer: 316

 Processing method: Fully

CCS Report from AFCA 2014: The Potato Defect

For anyone who has worked with coffee from the Great Lakes region—Burundi, Rwanda, D.R. Congo—the so-called “potato defect” has been the source of much frustration. The vast majority of cherry producers within this region are smallholders reliant on receiving premium

CCS Report from AFCA 2014: The Potato Defect

For anyone who has worked with coffee from the Great Lakes region—Burundi, Rwanda, D.R. Congo—the so-called “potato defect” has been the source of much frustration. The vast majority of cherry producers within this region are smallholders reliant on receiving premium

CCS Report from AFCA 2014: Robusta on the Rise

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference two weeks ago in Bujumbura, Burundi. This report is the second in a series about this conference. Read the intro report here. Working at CCS, which searches for and sources the highest quality coffees in

CCS Report from AFCA 2014: Robusta on the Rise

I attended the African Fine Coffees Association conference two weeks ago in Bujumbura, Burundi. This report is the second in a series about this conference. Read the intro report here. Working at CCS, which searches for and sources the highest quality coffees in