Burundi - Nkanda - Filter
Nkanda is the first of two coffee from a new supplier we have started to work with. It is something pretty special for two reasons. Firstly, it's a very out there coffee, with a profile like we have not tasted before. Secondly, because Homage, who we buy this coffee from are clearly people trying to create a positive impact through coffee sourcing and support, in a way that says honest and transparent.
Why this coffee?
We love Burundi coffees. It's an origin that clearly has so much to offer, but fails to maintain the profile and recognition that the like of Kenyan has had for so long now. Nkanda is a massive coffee. It's super complex, very well processed and we think will prove to be a hugely popular coffee amongst those looking for something different.
Nkanda is a crazy coffee. Lots of layers of flavour and lots of complexity with notes you cant quite put a word too. It's sweet, tropical, pungent, intense and very good fun. We think it will shine in most detail focused brew methods such as Chemex or Kalita.
About the Region / Farm / Producers:
Pierre's agricultural background began as a farmer of many crops for cereals and other products, as well as coffee. In 2002 he applied for a collection point manager role at a washing station in Ngozi, where he worked for about 10 years.
Over the years, Pierre grew determined to open a washing station of his own; a station committed to excelence, and elevating the farmers he works with. In 2012, Pierre opened the doors of PROCASTA Nkanda Washing Station in Tangara Commune.
Pierre is a family man, and cares deeply about the entire community as if they are family. He and his wife Leoncia have been married 40 years, and have 3 sons. All 3 sons co-manage the washing station with Pierre, and once they each graduate from university, Pierre plans to phase himself out of the operation and let them take over.
This year, when we asked Pierre about the strengths of Nkanda Washing Station, he immediately answered; "The farmers - they have put their trust in me, and I have put my trust in them." And later, when we asked about his short term goals, Pierre's first response was; "To make sure the farmers are happy" and "giving them a bonus." We are proud of Pierre & PROCASTA Nkanda Washing Station, and we are honored to play a part in the work he is doing alongside the farmers in Tangara Commune.
Sourcing / Location:
- Location: Tangara Commune, N'Gozi Province, Burundi
- Varietal: Red Bourbon
- Process: Natural
- Elevation: 1200 - 2100 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter