Coffee is of tremendous importance to the recovery of this country’s economy following their ten year long civil war. This coffee represents not only the recovery of Burundi’s coffee industry, but a rejuvenation of its people. The international Women’s Coffee Alliance Burundi chapter was formed in 2010 with the goal of winning the Burundi Cup of Excellence. Their submission in the competition in 2014/2015 took 2nd and 20th place. This lot from the northern regions of Kayanza and Ngozi is rich and complex with a beautiful lemony finish.
We consider ourselves to be extremely fortunate to be able to offer this coffee and support the efforts of IWCA and the rebirth of the coffee industry in Burundi. $1 of every pound sold will be split between the IWCA’s Burundi Chapter and ILAP, the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, in Portland, Maine which helps Maine immigrants keep their families together, gain protection from persecution and domestic violence, attain residency and work authorization, and become proud U.S. Citizens.