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Burundi Ngozi Kamira

This washed lot from the Nkanda Station hits all the hallmarks of a great coffee from Burundi. Cultivated in the rocky red clay soil within the hills surrounding the station, this coffee exudes a heavy tactile, while maintaining a delicate acidity reminiscent of citrus and grapefruit.


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Level: Light  |  Agtron # 75


Variety:
Red Bourbon
Process:
Elevation:
1800 Meters
Cup:
Plum, Brown Sugar, Citrus, Cola
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Variety:
Red Bourbon
Process:
Washed, Raised-Bed Dried
Elevation:
1800 Meters
Cup:
Plum, Brown Sugar, Citrus, Cola

Story

Each season, we reserve a portion of our purchasing within Burundi for some micro-lots from our friends at Homage Coffee. In the past, we have worked with both BSS and Ephrem Sebatigita, sourcing coffees like the Munkaze and the Campazi Naturals. These lots are nothing short of stellar, with sparkling acidity and complex tactile indicative of the hard work done on both the farm level, as well as post-harvest processing. Rounding out our work for this season, we have honed in on something new for us, choosing a coffee cultivated in Ngozi. This coffee intrigued us with its complexity and unique cup profile, and we've chosen to feature it as a large offering from Burundi. You can read more below on the Ngozi region, as well as the Kamira station.

Pierre Nzeyimana and Nkanda Washing Station have been partners of ours since the beginning in 2017. We set out to discover producers who were producing amazing quality in underserved areas of Burundi, and those that also didn't have a consistent and relationally invested partner giving them a voice in the market. Upon tasting, meeting and visiting Nkanda, our match and relationship has proven itself to be incredible year after year.

The Ngozi province in which these coffees hail from is not the primary target for most coffee buyers in Burundi as densely producer populated, Kayanza get’s most of the love. From our view, the coffees from Ngozi are often considered a big supplier of blender types and less sparkly cups but the work and uniqueness of Nkanda and its surrounding soil flip that script. The Ngozi profile is different from other regions in the small but proud country. Kayanza is rich, sandy, red clay soil and Ngozi has hard, rocky, laterite soil impacting flavor beautifully. These coffees are dense and take heat well often showcasing a bigger type profile with juicy body and heaviness with cola and cocoa sweetness, stone fruit and citric acidity. Whereas Kayanza washed coffees are beautiful but more delicate and tropical. Nkanda Washing Station produces solid and classic fully washed coffees that are separated by hill and community honoring the microclimates within their reach. Nyankurazo, Cumba, Maramvya, Kamira and homebase Nkanda are the core communities that contribute beautiful cherries to Nkanda. Pierre and his 3 adult sons run the washing station managing various parts of the process. This familial crew has taught us a lot about the area, the business and their role in the community. To many in the west, farming and steps of the coffee trade is pure business. This team has shown us that they play an impactful role in the farming culture to support the small holders that surround their area.

Homage is thankful for the continued partnership with PROCASTA Nkanda and the growth we have had together in volume exported, quality and improvements we have been able to make together.

Filter Brew Guide

Equipment: Origami & Kalita Wave 185

Coffee: 18g

Water: 280g @ 201°F

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BREW

0:00 - Bloom - 50g
0:30 - Spiral Pour - 150g
0:55 - Center Pour - 220g
1:20 - Spiral Pour - 280g
Drain 3:05

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Green Cost

The subject of paying for green coffee is inherently complicated. While the amount paid is very important, the payment terms and type of contract negotiated during the purchase are also paramount. Paying $5/lb of coffee can be a great price, but could be detrimental to a producer if the payment terms exceed that of their needs. Here we will dive into not only what was paid for the coffee, but how the coffee was purchased. There is a glossary of terms to be found below which will aid in your understanding of industry terms.

Farm Gate - This reflects what is paid to the producer of the coffee at the farm level. Oftentimes in terms of our relationship coffees, FOB is fairly close to the farm gate price, except for countries like Ethiopia and Kenya, when it is very difficult to trace back all the way to the producer.

FOB - Free on Board. This means that the seller is responsible for any overland fees that happen before the coffee is on board the ship. This is our most frequently listed green cost, as it is the most simple way to present what we pay a seller, but it does not reflect what the person growing the coffee was paid.

EXW- This most often reflects the 'spot' price that we paid for a coffee. All of the cost is paid by the importer, and more often than not the FOB price as well as the transport costs are unknown.

$4.40

Transportation

The price listed below is the cost we incurred for this coffee to be imported, which averaged out to .50 / lb, as well as an average of .24 / lb for domestic trucking.

$0.74

Production Cost

$5.45

Fair Trade Min.

$1.80

C Market

$1.65

Cup Score

86

Lot Size

Transparency Grade

B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$10.59
$4.40
$0.74
$5.45
$1.80
$1.65
86
B

Transparency

We as a company believe that transparency is unbelievably important. The point of listing things below is not to justify what we charge or what we profit, but to give a realistic snapshot of the industry and how Specialty Coffee can be different than other commodity industries.

$4.40
$0.74
$5.45
$10.59
$1.80
$1.65
86
5291lbs
B
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