Kirundo Washed

We’re in Burundi this week with Kirundo Washed. In the North East Burundi, sits the Kirundo Mill and the Cafex washing station. The CAFEX station has had a really positive impact on families in the region. The town where the washing station is located has been historically underdeveloped and the implementation of the Cafex station provides valuable work for the men and women of the town and helps to improve their quality of life. Ripe cherries are selected from daily pickings, and sun-dried on raised African beds, being turned every 2 hours to give even fermentation, and covered during the midday heat to prevent sun damage. Once optimum moisture levels have been reached, the coffee is transported for milling at Ikawa Nziza’s drymill in Gashoho commune between the towns of Ngozi & Muyinga.

  • Farm/Mill: Cafex
  • Region: Kirundo Province
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Process: Washed
  • Altitude: 1450 - 1600 masl
  • Harvest Date: May 2021
  • Roast Date: August 2022