We have been working with JNP Coffee to bring you intentionally sourced Burundian coffees since we started roasting at our Renton facility in
2019. Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian founded the nonprofit organization, Burundi Friends International, in 2008 and farmers quickly began to take notice of the valuable work being done and asked for her help in promoting their coffee. Her collaboration with coffee farmers quickly progressed into the formation of JNP Coffee, which is now known for its award-winning specialty coffees. JNP Coffee is the biggest advocate and supporter for the International Women’s Coffee Alliance in Burundi fighting for better pay and gender equality. With years of experience in international business, Jeanine also teaches financial literacy and leadership skills to farmers in order to empower and enrich their lives. Bavyevi is a nod to Jeanine’s roots and family in Burundi. It means “parents’’ in Kirundi and it is grown in the region where Jeanine’s family worked in coffee farming. The producer group consists mostly of women farmers and they do an amazing job with harvesting and processing the beans. Bavyevi is a dry-processed (natural) coffee with complex red stone fruit notes (like plum and cherry), chocolate, whiskey notes in the aroma, and mild citrus acidity. These flavors are carried by a nice and creamy body and clean finish. We recommend brewing it with different methods to better explore its complexity.