This delicious coffee comes from the commune of Muruta, Burundi. There are over 100 communes in Burundi; these are political districts similar to counties intended to give political power and representation to Burundi's diverse population. The area of Muruta is historically significant for Burundi. The name Murata translates to 'superior' and refers to it's bountiful production of food. Although coffee is native to Northeast Africa and Ethiopia, 600 miles to the northeast, it has only been grown in Burundi since 1930. Burundi has near ideal conditions for growing quality coffee with high elevation, rich volcanic soil and ample fresh water. Our favorite coffees from Burundi have a great complexity of fresh fruit and floral flavors balanced by great sweetness and a silky mouthfeel.
This coffee is the result of the hard work of 847 smallholder farmers in the Busambo area of the commune of Murata. These farmers grow small plots of coffee near their homes and coffee is usually just a part of their income. This lot is a red Bourbon variety selection processed in the natural method. Farmers pick ripe cherries and bring them to the cooperatively run UMOCO wet mill where they are dried under full sun on raised beds.
We love this coffee's bright, crisp and clean fruit flavors. Paired with the vivid floral notes and great sweetness, this coffee gives us a dynamic and unique cup of coffee.