MUNKAZE LOT 43 | BURUNDI | KAYANZA
Region: Magamba, Kayanza
Washing station: Munkaze Washing Station
Cultivar: Red Bourbon
Process: Traditional washed
Notes: Apricot, Fig, Guava, Almond, Pear, Spice
Ephrem Sebatigita has over 35 years of experience in the specialty coffee industry, as a producer, consultant, mechanical engineer in dry mills and CQI processing instructor. Coffee is a family tradition, as his paternal grandfather, Ntirandekura was one of the first promotors of coffee in Burundi in the 1930s. Munkaze washing station is located in the natural region of Buyenzi, in the Kayanza province, close to the Kibira forest. Each year, Ephrem extend his plantation by 500 feet with new plantings. Along with his own cherries, the station collects the ones from 500 small holders in the neighboring hills. The lots are usually separated by the different hills where the growers are located, and some separated by single producers.