Burundi Mpanga Nyangwe Honey Process
12oz valve bag
Notes: Maple Syrup, Graham Cracker, Cherry Cola
Finish: Slightly lingering
Washing Station: Mpanga
Dry Mill: SIVCA
Elevation: 1820 MASL
Average Producer Farm Size: Just under an acre
This lot, from Nyangwe Hill, is honey processed. The ripe coffee cherries were pulped and then dried with the mucilage layer still intact. This is the first honey process coffee from Burundi we have ever purchased and we love the expression of juicy fruit and intense sweetness. We also have a fully washed coffee from Nyange Hill. Be sure to try them both and see for yourself how the different processing methods influence the coffee!
The Mpanga Washing Station was built in 2008 by SEGEC (loosely translated from French as the Society for Producing and Exporting Coffee). SEGEC was founded by Jean Clement Birabereye, who oversees the mill’s coffee operation. Mpanga is located in the Kayanza Province, in the northern part of the country. The station receives and processes coffees from over 300 small farms that are owned by families in the surrounding area. Jean Clement’s experience and dedication to sorting and processing have earned SEGEC a reputation for producing high quality coffee. SEGEC was recognized by both the the Burundi Cup of Prestige in 2011 and was the winner of the Burundi Cup of Excellence in 2014. Victrola has been working with Jean Clement and SEGEC since 2013 and we are so pleased to offer coffee from Mpanga once again this year.