Origin Information

Grower
Coffee producers organized around the Procasta washing station
Variety
Bourbon
Region
Ngozi Province, Burundi
Harvest
March- June
Altitude
1,700 – 1,900 meters
Soil
Volcanic loam
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around the Procasta washing station, which is located in Nkanda within the Ngozi Province, Burundi.  Pierre Nzeyimana and Léoncie Minani established an export company called Procasta washing station in 2012 to help families process their coffee more easily and generate jobs in the region. The washing station has grown to support cherry processing for 2000 families that cultivate coffee on small plots of land.  Procasta collaborates with small producers to purchase fertilizer in bulk, which has lowered cost of production and improved quality, leading to increased earnings from coffee sales. Procasta has also been investing in road and bridge infrastructure.