Burundi - Musumba Hill - Long Miles Coffee Project
Washing Station: Bukeye
Organisation: Long Miles Coffee Project
Elevation: 1,800 masl
Varietals: Heirloom Bourbon
Tasting Notes: Floral, Raisin, Vanilla
Musumba hill is a group of farmers who have formed a cooperative to work with Long Miles Coffee Project. They did this to help each other transport their coffee cherries over 12km by foot - through difficult mountainous terrain - to the Long Miles washing station. This coffee received a lot of attention - a dedicated team of 4 women stirs and monitors the coffee cherries throughout the day on raised 'drying beds' to maintain even drying of the coffee, this ensures that their are no defects and makes it possible to remove residual under or over-ripe cherries that slipped through initial sorting.
More info at: www.longmilescoffeeproject.com/