The Burundi Mumirwa Coffee was introduced in Burundi from the small island of Reunion in the 1930's by Catholic Monks. The original variety was Bourbon; nowadays other varieties are grown including Blue Mountain. The crop is exclusively grown by smallholders, which are grouped in farmers associations called Sogestals. The advanced age of the trees and the variance in rainfall accounts for the huge fluctuations in crop size from one year to the next; on average the crop is around 20,000MT, all Arabica of which 70% is Fully Washed. There was an attempt to introduce Robusta in Burundi by establishing the only large plantation in the country; however this was destroyed by fighting during the turbulent last decade of the 20th century.
Mumirwa Region The Mumirwa region in Burundi is located at the border of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in the north on the country.The altitude of this region is in between 1100 and 2000 meters with an average precipitation of 1100 mm per year. The temperatures range from 18 degrees C to 22 degrees C all the year round.
A moderate. balanced.medium body cup, with apricot, peach, and floral notes.
Location: Mumirwa region in Burundi
Farm: Farmers Association: Sogestals
Process: 70% Fully Washed
Levels: Body-6 Acidity-8 Balance-8
Price: $15.99/12oz (retail)