Burundi GishubiRegular price $21.00
Berries & Cream / Jam
Farm La Gishubi Hill
Cultivar Red Bourbon
Elevation 2200 masl
Gishubi is a stone’s throw away from the indigenous Kibira Forest. The cool mist of the forest breathes daily onto the coffee trees. This slightly cooler micro-climate makes the coffee cherries of Gishubi grow and mature slower, which sets the Gishubi cup apart. Sadly, the hill’s proximity to the forest has meant that during times of conflict it becomes a permanent theater of war. Armed groups have often hidden in the forest and forcefully collected people’s possessions, crops and livestock. During times of conflict farmers have no choice but to abandon their fields and children are not able to go to school.
Heza Washing Station processes its coffee by pumping spring water from a nearby
natural spring.During the natural process coffee cherries are floated and hand-sorted, then taken straight to the drying tables. The whole coffee cherry spends between twenty-five to thirty days drying in its own skin, slowly turning from a deep red to a prune-like purple-black once its fully dry and at the preferred 10.5% moisture