SWEET | CLEAN | SYRUPY
Surrounded by around 7000 trees, Nyagishiru can be found in the Buhinyuza Commune of the Muyinga Province of Burundi. As a province, it is one of least populated and lesser known coffee producing regions of the entire country. Interestingly, the relatively flat land here makes the perfect conditions for the production of naturally processed coffee at good volumes. This said, Nyagishiru was able to process coffee from almost 850 families this season. These producers received a premium of 18% on top of the local market rate for their harvests, whilst the staff of the station earned almost 60% above the average labour rate.
Composted coffee pulp is shared with local producers, and seedlings are distributed to farms to increase their yields. What’s more, Matraco has donated to the building of a school and health care centre for the community. As one of only two stations in the area that process coffee, this station is a vital resource for the regions coffee farmers and their families.
*Images and Info Sourced from www.rawmaterial.coffee
Producer: 850 Smallholder farmers families, processed at Nyagishiru washing station (Raw Material partner station).
Region: Muyinga Province
Altitude: 1500-1650 masl.
Flavour Notes: Strawberry sherbert, stewed plum, creamy body
Best for: Filter