This exciting coffee was sourced through our good friend Jake at Homage Coffee Source. We met at SCA a few years back when Jake had just moved back from Burundi and Jack was just returning from a buying trip. We cupped through several washed and natural lots from the Munkaze Washing Station and picked 2 that we loved.
The Munkaze Washing Station is owned by Ephrem Sebatigita who is a superstar. He speaks 4 languages, is a licensed Q grader, assistant Q instructor, level 2 Q processor, has a masters in electrical engineering and was part of the team who worked on the first pilot-less metro in Lille, France.
One of the first coffee farms in Kayanza was started by his grandfather who took first place in the Burundi Cup of Excellence in 2018, with Munkaze right behind him in 2nd. We have such a soft spot for Burundi coffee and this natural Lot #2 is super fruity, clean, and is perfect for iced coffee.