This washed coffee was sourced through our pal Jake at Homage Coffee Source. Jack and Jake have mutual friends at the Long Miles Coffee Project and met at SCA several years back when Jake had just started Homage. We cupped through several washed and natural lots from the Munkaze Washing Station and picked a washed and natural coffee that we loved.
The Munkaze Washing Station is located in the Kayanza Province and owned by Ephrem Sebatigita. Ephrem is a total rockstar. He speaks 4 languages, is a licensed Q grader, assistant Q instructor, level 2 Q processor, has a masters in electrical engineering and was part of the team who worked on the first pilot-less metro in Lille, France.
One of the first coffee farms in Kayanza was started by his grandfather who took first place in the Burundi Cup of Excellence in 2018, with Munkaze right behind him in 2nd. We love how bright and juicy this coffee is and we're glad to be releasing it right before summer.
Flavor profile: Kiwi, lime, juicy
Varietal: Red bourbon
Elevation: 1700-2000 masl
Supplier/Importer: Homage Coffee Source