IZUBA - BURUNDI - HONEY
Producer: Izuba Coffee Company
District: Kabaroe, Kayanza Province Burundi
MASL: 1500 - 1700
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Roasting Profile: Espresso, Aeropress, French Press
Izuba meaning “sun” in Kirundi, is located in the Kabarore Commune, of Kayanza Province. The Izuba washing station is set close to a nearby river, providing a vital and regular fresh water source for coffee processing. Izuba currently produces washed and natural coffees, this honey lot was the first honey process coffee produced at Izuba last season.
The station aims to provide premiums where possible to not only the farmers, but the station staff also. Station staff are paid 25% higher than local stations; 33% more than the national average. Once the coffee has been fully processed, the remaining coffee pulp is turned into a natural fertilizer as it degrades. When ready, it is distributed to local farmers to add nutrients to their soil. Raw Material is currently working with Izuba management to develop an impact assessment plan to identify how to best address community needs.