Burundi Coffee Farmer: Espéciose Manirakiza

War continues to pulse it’s reaching veins through lives and lands long after the guns stop ringing. For Espéciose, that means being the sole provider for her 6 children in one of the most poverty stricken nations on earth. Her husband was killed in the Burundian civil war that ended in 2006 and she has …

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Of all the places in the whole of the world, why Burundi?

We are a small American family living in Burundi, which is smack dab in the heart of east Africa. We are passionate about producing amazing coffee and caring for the well-being of the coffee farmers who grow it. We weren’t always coffee producers. First, we were a family with a dream. Our dream was that one …

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Showing the world what Burundi has to offer.

Burundi coffee is the Cinderella of the coffee world: hidden, misused, misunderstood, and neglected. Since the Belgians first started planting coffee in Burundi in the 1960’s, producers have used this landlocked African country only to produce commodity coffee. That means for the last fifty years Burundi’s rich and unique beans have been lost in a …

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Want some beans? Are some near you?

To us, direct trade has a very personal meaning. We feel it should embody elements of risk and forward thinking as well as relationship. It’s a conversation between roaster and grower about quality, craft and the possibilities that lie in the future. Every partnership we enter is done so with care, because we have long term …

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