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Burundi Ninga Washed

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This is our sixth year working with the Long Miles Coffee Project in the Muramvya province of Burundi, and coffee growers from Ninga - a specific hill - have been our favorites for 5 years running.

Burundi has produced coffee for quite some time, but the country's progression towards producing high quality specialty coffee was interrupted in the 1990s and early 2000s by political unrest and ethnic violence spilling over the border from Rwanda, during and after that country's genocide.  Despite this, and the challenges of being a poor, landlocked country, farmers from Burundi are successfully improving their coffee each and every year, and specialty coffee's higher prices seem to have a major impact on quality of life in the country's coffee growing regions. Moreover, we love the flavors of a great coffee from Burundi.

Long Miles Coffee Project was founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, Americans living in Burundi who saw an opportunity to help farmers in the Muramvya Province attain better prices and better access the specialty coffee market. The Carlsons built two washing stations, and have worked with farmers ensure delicious coffee. And, by working with committed buyers like Huckleberry and other roasters in advance of the harvest, Long Miles is able to pay the farmers a higher price for their coffee than they would receive on the open market.

This coffee comes exclusively from the Long Miles farmers living on Ninga hill.  We've been roasting Ninga microlots for 5 years now, and get the chance to taste samples from different times in each harvest. This washed lot, from the 38th day of harvest, was our absolute favorite. We're pretty hyped on our natural lot from Ninga, too.

Washed Ninga is bright and sweet. We're tasting cranberry and citrus pop, rounded out with date and spicecookie sweetness. Complex, clean, juicy, sweet - there's a reason we look forward to this coffee year after year.
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