Burundi Turihamwe


sweet honeydew melon, floral, complex


I have always loved coffees from Burundi. They are all the old Bourbon varietal tree that produces the sweetest, juiciest, most complete coffee. I visited there 9 years ago and I sent one of my staff there years earlier to search for great coffee after the political situation calmed down. I met an exporter there who held the same ideals as I as far as the farmers actually benefiting from their labor. Most of the selections we have had over the years from Burundi have been from Jeanine.

This most recent arrival is called Turihamwe. The farmers are all women who financed and built their own wet mill to control quality and to make more profit for themselves and their families. They were able to do this because roasters, including us, pay big premiums for their coffee. Then the exporter actually pays this premium to the farmers instead of keeping it for herself (farmers all too often get cheated out of their fair share by unscrupulous middlemen). That is why it is so important to know people we can trust in the supply chain.

The Turihamwe possesses all the fabulous qualities that I love in coffee. Great sweetness, floral aroma, and nice delicate complexity. It won’t disappoint.

Tasting Notes

Great sweetness, floral aroma, and nice delicate complexity.


Ngozi Province
1750 MASL


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Burundi Turihamwe