Origin - Burundi
Processing Company - Migoti coffee company
Region - Bujumbura
Process - Natural
Varietal - Red Bourbon
Altitude - 1700 - 1900 masl
Tasting Notes - Cinnamon, Toffee, Plum
Migoti Coffee Company's naturally processed Red Bourbon from the Bujumbura region of Burundi is the perfect start to Autumn. Its exceptional quality and story guarantees a cup of complexity, mild acidity, and bold notes of plum, baked fruit, and toffee. Each sip carries a unique depth and pleasing aftertaste that perfectly reflects the coffee from this nation.
Migoti Coffee Company
The majority of the temporary staff are women, who work mainly on the raised drying tables, regularly turning the coffee as it dries and removing defective beans that compromise the coffee quality. Migoti also assists farmers through ongoing education to prune and properly care for coffee trees, intercrop, plant shade trees, utilize green fertilizers, stabilize soils and natural pest control. The result is a superior quality coffee, with unique flavor notes that you won't find anywhere else.
The name “Migoti” comes from a local indigenous tree, which is also the name of the mountain where Migoti built their first coffee washing station.
This washing station operates in a region referred to as Migoti Mountain, in Mutambu Commune of Bujumbura Province, 30 km from the centre of Bujumbura. Coffee farming and production began in Burundi in the early 1900s under Belgian colonial rule, where farmers were forced to grow coffee, the produce was bought and processed by the state and coffee was exported primarily to Europe. The sector was privatized in the 1960s, followed by state control from 1976 to 1991, and then a new wave of privatization began in 1991.
After the civil war in the 1990s, coffee has slowly emerged as a means to rebuild the agrarian sector and to increase foreign exchange, with an increase in investment and a somewhat healthy balance of both privately and state-run coffee companies. However, following the political crisis of 2015 and the subsequent economic crash, the coffee sector has struggled to meet the expectations and potential to stimulate the economic growth of Burundi.