Burundi – Murambi HIll

$3.58 / lb
$473.55 / bag

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2 Bag(s)

About This Coffee

About This Coffee

This fully washed lot comes from smallholder farmers located on Murambi Hill, close by Migoti Washing Station.

Pontien Ntunzwenimana is majority owner of the Migoti Washing Station in Mutambu, Burundi and was born and lived through his childhood in Mutambu. The multi-generational coffee farmers in Pontien’s home community had all but abandoned coffee as a source of income due to the 12-year civil war (1993-2005) when their Arabica coffee trees were neglected and destroyed. With peace in the country and a state-of-the-art coffee washing station that Pontien built in 2016, the local community has new-found hope for the future, and farmers are again investing in their coffee farms. Pontien’s six years of green coffee production in Mutambu (2016-2022) have proven the local coffee to be some of the best in Burundi. Migoti Coffee’s vision is to see the local coffee-growing community grow in health and economic prosperity, with quality coffee production as one of several entrepreneurial activities underway.

Country of Origin Burundi
Harvest Season 2021/22
Coffee Grade BDI CA FW SC 15+
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Bourbon


Region Bujumbura Rurale, Mumirwa
Farm Name Various smallholders
Growing Altitude 1700m
Soil Sandy, clay, loam

History of Coffee in Zambia

The history of Zambian coffee seems familiar: men in Holy Orders of one sort or another arrive and plant seeds. But in the case of Zambia, missionaries did not introduce coffee farming until the 1950s. By the time commercial coffee production began in Zambia, the British had considerable experience in starting and operating coffee plantations in India, Kenya, and elsewhere. Planting coffee was an attempt to decrease a dependence on copper exports. Not surprisingly, the emphasis was on yield and production efficiencies. Plantations were large and orderly, grown in full sun on flat land, and processed in large wet mills wherever possible. Nevertheless Zambia made almost no appearance whatsoever on the world coffee stage until coffee was officially exported for the first time in 1985.

Growing Coffee in Zambia

The Northern province has the best conditions for arabica coffee cultivation in Zambia with its relative proximity to the equator and abundant altitude (Mafinga Hills being the highest point in the country at 2,300 masl). Most coffee grows from 1300 – 2300 masl. Zambia produces both washed and naturally processed coffee and has introduced some honey processing. A wide range of varieties including Catimor 129, Castillo, Java, and other trial varieties. Specialty grades are AAA, AA, AB and Peaberry.


Sample Roasting Guide

Consistency is key when sample roasting. Yet, your first crack won’t always happen at the same time, which makes it difficult to know when to end your roast. Use this guide to know when to discharge depending on how long it took you to reach first crack.