VCT’s 2022 Burundi Coffee Lineup

Kayanza Valley Burundi

This month we are debuting our VCT Lineup of 2022 Burundi Coffees, featuring six different lots from the provinces of Kayanza, Muyinga and Ngozi. Each is 100% Red Bourbon produced by a group of small farm holders. Five lots are washed and sun dried, while the sixth is a natural process. Each cup offers something different and unique as you’ll see in our notes below.

The main stock of these 2022 Burundi coffees have been shipped to our East Coast warehouse, but we have gone the extra mile and carved out a portion to be sent west so no one is missing out.

Enjoy and happy roasting!!

Burundi Kayanza Campazi Natural

Our Burundi Kayanza Campazi Natural is produced by 847 small farmers within the immediate vicinity of the Umuco wash station, located in the Campazi Colline of the Muruta Commune. This lot is 100% Red Bourbon, natural processed and sun dried on raised beds for a period of 25-30 days. The lot is dry milled at the Horamama Dry Mill in Kayanza by the COCOCA Cooperative Consortium. The cup has a wonderful fruity aroma, and excellent acidity. There are strong notes of blueberry, a medium body and a nice lemony finish. For our cupping we roasted it at a medium level which offered a good overall balance.

The Umuco wash station is independently operated by a subgroup of Kayanza Campazi growers from local communities using a cooperative format. Kayanza Campazi has a total of seven wash station owners and managers who provide a key role in their community and the larger chain of production. Read More . . .


Burundi Kayanza Munkaze M500

Our Burundi Kayanza Munkaze M500 is produced by 815 small farmers from the surrounding areas of Kayanza, the capital city of the Kayanza Province. M500 refers to the lot number, which is a fully washed, 100% Red Bourbon that is sun dried on raised beds for a period of 15-20 days. The cup has a fruity-vanilla aroma, and notes of raspberry, plum, vanilla and apple. For our cupping we roasted it slightly lighter, providing balanced acidity with a medium body.

The Munkaze wash station is independently operated by a subgroup of Kayanza growers using a cooperative format that supports local pride and uses a readily available network of transportation and distribution services. Munkaze wash station has multiple co-owners and managers who provide an integral role in their community in processing, market access, agri-tech and key growing knowledge.
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Burundi Kayanza Munkaze M600

Our Burundi Kayanza Munkaze M600 is produced by 815 small farmers from the surrounding areas of Kayanza, the capital city of the Kayanza Province. M600 refers to the lot number, which is a fully washed, 100% Red Bourbon that is sun dried on raised beds for a period of 15-20 days. The cup has a tart lemon aroma followed by sweet notes of caramel and milk chocolate with hints of orange, raspberry and lemon. For our cupping we roasted it slightly lighter, providing balanced acidity and an overall great taste.

The M600 lot comes from the same Munkaze wash station as the M500. It is independently operated using a cooperative format. Read More . . .


Burundi Kayanza Twaranyuzwe FW G235

Our Burundi Kayanza Twaranyuzwe FW G235 is produced by 343 small farmers of the Twaranyuzwe Coop. This lot of 100% Red Bourbon comes from the Kayanza commune in the Kayanza Province, one of 18 in the nation of Burundi. It is fully washed, sun dried on raised beds and dry milled in the nearby province of Ngozi. The cup has a nice honey dew melon and tobacco aroma and citrusy notes of grapefruit and lemon, melon and apple. For our cupping we roasted it slightly lighter, providing balanced acidity with a medium body.

The Twaranyuzwe Coop was formed by a group of small farm holders in 2013 and has operated and maintained their own wash station since 2015. Twaranyuzwe is an independent organization within the larger COCOCA Cooperative Consortium, a coop union that offers various services to its membership, which now represents more than 33 coops, 27,000 farmers, 34 wash stations and their own dry mill in Ngozi.
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Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma #2121

Our Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma #2121 is produced by small farm holders of the Muyinga Province, which is one of 18 in the nation of Burundi. The number 2121 refers to the lot number processed by the Kavugangoma wash station. It is fully washed, double fermented, sun dried on raised beds for a period of 12-18 days and dry milled in the nearby province of Ngozi. The cup has good acidity and a creamy body with notes of coconut, chocolate, raspberry and vanilla. For our cupping we roasted it slightly lighter, providing balanced acidity with a medium body.

The farms and farmers of our Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma are quite small, averaging just around one and a quarter acres apiece. Some farmers have 50-100 trees, but many others have more like 10 or 20; very few have enough space for several hundred trees. The soil is a volcanic type that contains a mineral-rich mix of nutrients well-suited for arabica coffee production. Read More . . .


Burundi Ngozi Nyarugati FW #7

Our Burundi Ngozi Nyarugati FW #7 is produced by 1,253 small farmers from the Tangara commune in Ngozi. The number 7 refers to the lot number produced from Nkanda wash station. It is fully washed, double fermented, sun dried on raised beds for a period of 15-20 days and dry milled in the neighboring Ngozi commune. The cup has a nice lemon zest and raisiny aroma. It has a pleasant mouthfeel with notes of dried apricot, cherry and slight lemon with good acidity and a medium body. For our cupping we roasted it slightly lighter, providing balanced acidity and an overall great taste.

Like the Muyinga Kavugangoma the Burundi Ngozi Nyarugati farm and farmers are quite small, averaging just around one and a quarter acres apiece. Read More . . .


If you would like additional information on any of our 2022 Burundi coffees or any of our other offerings, please give us a call anytime M-F 8AM – 4:30PM PST. We are always excited to dish all the details about our specialty coffees, and the amazing farmers who provide them to us.

 
Yours In Coffee,

Kat Vournas, C.O.O. Vournas Coffee Trading
Kat Vournas
C.O.O.


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