Burundi - Kirasa - Natural
The Kirasa mill is one of 13 mills that form the Akawa project. A joint venture between SUCCAM and Supremo, the Akawa project was created to help producers escape the cycle of poverty in a sustainable and equitable way. Producers, striving for fairer remunerations and better living conditions, demanded a path towards prosperity. As such the project's working directives are based around UTZ certification standards, focusing on good agricultural practices, environmental responsibility and social equity as the central tenets of success for project members.
Kirasa washing station was originally a government run mill created in 1992. In 2012 Succam Exports purchased Kirasa with the aim of producing higher quality washed coffee and the rest is history. The location of Kirasa is breathtaking, surrounded by high climbing hills and right next to the Kirasa River. Many of the farmers in the region intercrop their plots with banana trees, creating not only shade for coffee trees but also a much needed food source for their family.
ALTITUDE : 1100m
ORIGIN : Burundi, Muhata
PROCESSING : natural
CUPPING NOTES: Passionfruit, vanilla, malt