Burundi Ninga Washed


We’ve been working with the Long Miles Coffee Project in the Muramvya province of Burundi since before we even opened our Pecos St cafe, and we couldn’t be happier to roast coffee from the Ninga hillside for seven years running .

 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.

 Ninga is a specific hillside community (colline is French for hill), and this coffee comes exclusively from the Long Miles farmers living on that hill.  We've been roasting Ninga microlots for 7 years now, and this year's washed lot took a lot longer than we’d like to get here (thanks, global shipping issues!), but is tasting great nonetheless. Long Miles kills it on coffee processing, so the coffee is still shining bright.

Ninga is bright and sweet. We're tasting clementine and lemondrop candy acidity, rounded out with white grape, stone fruit, and sugar cookie sweetness. Complex, clean, juicy, sweet - there's a reason we look forward to this coffee year after year.

*** For roasting schedule, shipping, receiving & additional information, please visit out Frequently Asked Questions . And, for a primer on coffee processing, check out our Processing Basics Guide. *** 

📸 courtesy Long Miles Coffee Project

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