Agricultural so rich – Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world – 42.6% of the population is starving.
- Coffee was introduced by the Belgians in the early 1930s.
- It was only since 1962, independent of Belgium, that the long civil war forced hundreds of thousands to flee.
- As a result, there is a lack of workers in the care of more than 150 million coffee trees in the country.
- Coffee is with 78.5% the main export good.
- More than 90% aromatic Arabicas are cultivated, mainly Bourbon, Jackson and Mibirizi,
- which grow at altitudes of 1,200 to 2,000 m and are all wet-processed.
- The main cultivation areas are Ngozi, Gitega, Ruyigi, Bururi and Rutana.
- Here there are mostly smaller farms and plantations.
- The coffee is characterized by a rich acidity and a very full-bodied aroma. The rich spice is also refreshed by a fine fruit nuance.
- Since 2012, Burundi has been the 2nd African country to host Cup of Excellence competitions.
Burundi Bush Brew
Crush roasted coffee beans, boil them with water, wait a few minutes and filter them through a sieve, ready.
- Gakenke (Cup of Excellence 2015)
- Café du Burundi
- Burundi AA
- Nil Kawa