Limited Release - Burundi Kamikazi Kinyovu
Medium Roast - Burundi - Single Origin
Vibrant acidity, smooth and rich, with beautiful notes of plum, honey, cardamom.
- Washing Station: Women of Kinyovu
- Region: Kayanza Province, Burundi
Our Limited Release Burundi Kamikazi Kinyovu micro-lot is women-produced by members of the International Women's Coffee Alliance Burundi Chapter (IWCA Burundi). Women are essential to coffee production, and the IWCA has been empowering and encouraging women in the International coffee community to achieve meaningful and sustainable lives since 2003.
Burundi–often referred to as “the heart of Africa” due to its shape and the landlocked location–is situated between Rwanda, Tanzania, and The Democratic Republic of Congo. Its’ fertile volcanic soil and high altitude provide ideal growing conditions for growing rich and complex specialty coffee, though often challenging to source.
- “Kamikazi”, the Kirundi word for “Queen,” is the ideal name for this coffee because it is grown with great care primarily by women. In this high-altitude micro-climate, this coffee grows among crops of tea, bananas, beans, and cassava. Here the women have an additional benefit for developing quality through a strong partnership between JNP Coffee and IWCA Burundi, organizations that provide training in agricultural best practices such as caring for the coffee trees and selecting/sorting ripe red cherries.