The unique taste of Burundi
Discover with us the coffee from Burundi, a small country situated in the heart of East Africa, known for its exceptional specialty coffees. Although Burundi is landlocked, it boasts an amazing coffee culture, which is the heartbeat of its economy and sustains nearly 60% of its citizens. The unique taste of Burundi is not limited to coffee but extends to a variety of other natural produce like honey and tomatoes. Among notable individuals from this country is Marguerite Barankitse, the founder of the humanitarian organization Maison Shalom, who has assisted thousands of orphans and refugees from Burundi. When it comes to tourist attractions, Burundi offers the Kibira National Park, home to an amazing array of fauna and flora.
In the coffee culture of Burundi, quality and tradition are paramount. The inhabitants of this country prefer arabica coffee with clear, intense flavors. Many families grow coffee on small plots, often less than one hectare, which translates to the uniqueness of individual plantations.
A notable aspect of coffee history in Burundi were the Belgians, who introduced coffee to Burundi in the 1920s, enacted a law requiring every farmer to have a coffee field of at least 50 trees, while also ensuring the procurement of harvested crops. Interestingly, Burundi is one of the most efficient countries in terms of coffee cultivation globally.
Coffee in Burundi is mainly grown on volcanic soil rich in nitrogen and nutrients. These conditions, combined with the annual rainfall of about 1200 mm, make coffee from this country unique.
The coffee we offer comes from the Gitega region. Coffee cultivation in this region is situated at an altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level, which translates to exceptional taste qualities. Coffee from Gitega stands out in the entire country due to the carefully controlled quality of beans and precise processing methods.
Agahore is a cooperative of farmers established in 2016, from where our Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 coffee originates. This cooperative prides itself on collaborating with local coffee farmers who care for the crops on the highlands of Gitega, located in the center of the country. This area is ideal for coffee cultivation thanks to the fertile volcanic soils and favorable climatic conditions. The altitude at which the coffee bushes grow ranges from 1500 to 2000 meters above sea level.
The Agahore cooperative supports farmers by providing training in coffee cultivation, management, and quality maintenance of beans. This way, farmers receive the necessary tools to improve the quality of their harvests, and also increase their chances of earning higher income from coffee sales.
Agahore also works towards sustainable development and environmental protection. The agricultural practices applied on the plantations aim to minimize the negative impact on the ecosystem. These include sustainable water management, the use of natural fertilizers, and care for biodiversity in the region.
By collaborating with local farmers, Agahore not only contributes to improving the quality of coffee but also supports the socio-economic development of the Gitega region. This way, local farmers have the opportunity to produce exceptional coffee and earn fair incomes, which in turn translates to better living conditions for them and their families.
Coffee Culture of Burundi
In Burundi, coffee is not only a source of livelihood but also an important element of social culture. Residents appreciate it for its unique taste and aroma, which is achieved thanks to the cultivation conditions in this country. For years, coffee in Burundi was consumed in the form of a beverage called "ikawa", in which coffee beans were cooked with honey. Nowadays, the inhabitants of Burundi prefer filtered coffee, in which the flavor notes and aromas characteristic for coffees from this country are pronounced.
Coffee Growing Regions in Burundi and Unique Flavors
In Burundi, several coffee growing regions are distinguished, such as Gitega, Kayanza, or Ngozi. Each of these regions has a specific microclimate and soil conditions, which translate to differences in coffee taste. For example, coffees from the Gitega region are famous for their sweetness, exceptional acidity, and fruity notes, while coffees from the Kayanza region are characterized by a deeper taste, with notes of chocolate and nuts.
Plantation and Achievements of the Agahore Cooperative
The unique Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 coffee comes from the Agahore farmers' cooperative, established in 2016. This cooperative focuses on community values, respects local customs, and supports its members at every stage of coffee cultivation. Agahore distributes the best arabica coffee seedlings among the cooperatives, also imparting knowledge on how to plant coffee, create shade for coffee bushes, and the benefits thereof. The first coffee harvests from 2017/2018, and the chosen coffee processing method yielded such successful results that all cooperative members received nearly 40% higher payouts for their coffee than in previous years. The Agahore cooperative continues its mission to promote local coffee and strive to improve the quality of life of its members.
Coffee Processing Method and Unique Taste of Burundi
Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 coffee is processed using the wet method, meaning that beans are extracted from the coffee fruit pulp through water fermentation. Then the beans are washed, and any remaining pulp is removed. This processing method makes the coffee taste cleaner and clearer, and also contributes to its exceptional acidity. It's worth noting that due to the limited amount of water in some regions of Burundi, the Agahore cooperative ensures its economical usage.
Taste and Aroma of Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 Coffee
Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 coffee is characterized by a unique taste, thanks to its roots and processing method. It features a sweet acidity along with red fruit notes such as cherries, strawberries, or raspberries. In the background, one can also detect delicate floral accents that add depth to the coffee's flavor. The pleasant, smooth texture makes this coffee ideal for any time of the day.
Burundi Gitega Agahore Washed A1 coffee is an exceptional bean that combines the traditions of coffee cultivation in Burundi with modern processing methods. The result is a beverage of extraordinary taste, full of fruit notes, sweet acidity, and delicate floral accents. The collaboration of the Agahore cooperative with local farmers allows for the creation of exceptional quality coffee, while simultaneously contributing to improving the quality of life of the residents of the Gitega region.
Benefits of Purchasing Freshly Roasted Burundi Gitega Agahore Coffee on Sochaccy.Co
Choosing freshly roasted Burundi Gitega Agahore coffee from Artisanal Coffee Roastery Sochaccy, you gain access to the authentic taste of coffee from the heart of Africa. Our coffee roastery, operating since 2014, combines passion and family tradition with a modern approach to coffee roasting, offering unique taste experiences. Below we present the benefits you gain by deciding to purchase in our coffee shop.
Unique Taste of Burundi with Coffee Roasted to Order
We attach great importance to the individual needs of our customers. Each portion of Burundi Gitega Agahore coffee is roasted specially for your order, ensuring the highest quality and freshness of the product.
More Caffeine in Freshly Roasted Coffee
The freshness of roasting has a direct impact on the caffeine content in the beans. By choosing our freshly roasted coffee, you get an additional portion of natural energy, essential to start each new day.
We appreciate your orders, so we offer free delivery even for smaller orders. It's our way to make your shopping experience even more satisfying.
Coffee Roasted on the Day of Shipment for a Unique Taste of Burundi
Your Burundi Gitega Agahore coffee is roasted precisely on the day of shipment, ensuring its freshness, intense aroma, and rich taste.
Intense Aroma and Taste
The freshness of roasting Burundi Gitega Agahore coffee ensures an intense aroma and rich taste, making every cup of coffee a unique experience.
Option to Order Ground Coffee for Up to 7 Brewing Methods
We offer the option of ordering ground coffee, specially prepared for brewing according to one of 7 methods. This way, every coffee lover will find something ideal for themselves.
3 Levels of Coffee Roasting to Choose From
We offer three levels of coffee roasting in our range, allowing you to tailor the taste of coffee to your individual preferences.
Coffee Roastery Operating Since 2014
Our artisanal coffee roastery has been operating since 2014, delivering the highest quality specialty coffee. Our experience and commitment guarantee excellent taste with every portion of coffee.
As a family business, we proudly continue the tradition of coffee roasting, ensuring the highest quality in every bean.
Coffees Available Online Only
In our coffee shop, we offer selected coffees available exclusively online, ensuring their freshness and excellent quality.
Only Natural Coffees
At Sochaccy.Co, you will find only natural coffees, processed naturally, with no additives. Authentic, unadulterated taste is our priority.
We encourage you to shop in our coffee store, where every cup of Burundi Gitega Agahore coffee is a unique taste experience, delivered straight from the heart of our artisanal coffee roastery.