ABOUT THE PRODUCER
ROASTING & SHIPPING
Refined and Delicious
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN
Mandarin, Grape Jelly, Fig
BREW METHOD SHOW ME HOW
The Izuba washing station is located in the small area of Runinya, Kayanza district, Northern Burundi. Izuba is an all-female producer association, with a total of 454 contributors, operated by UK based social enterprise Raw Material.
Raw Material supports the local producers by serving as quality guidance to the station manager and providing access to the specialty market through the exportation of green coffee, which otherwise might not find its way to buyers prepared to pay premiums for quality, such as Seven Seeds. Higher cherry prices incentivise the implementation of better practices which in turn create a sustainable way of living for producers involved in these projects.
Izuba is a Kirundi word, translating to 'sun', Ishurwe meaning 'flower'. Both translations perfectly suit the flavour profile of this coffee, with its plump sweetness and notes of ripe fruit and delicate white flowers. A rustic, spiced profile adds a level of complexity. We have roasted this lot for filter brewing to showcase the delicate nature of this coffee.
We roast three days a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The cut off time to be included in the day's roast is 7:30 AM (AEST) that morning. We dispatch the business day after the coffee is roasted. So if your coffee is roasted on Monday, our freight carriers will pick it up from us on Tuesday.
We are closed on public holidays and weekends; our roast and dispatch schedule will shift to the next business day.
FREE STANDARD SHIPPING FOR ORDERS OVER $120* *AU ONLY, EXCLUDES WA & NT
We offer a range of shipping options across Metro Melbourne, Australia-wide and international locations. Delivery times are subject to current advice from the freight carrier. The tracking number for your order will be emailed to you directly from the carrier.
It's been a few years since we've showcased any coffee from Burundi, due mainly to the heavy reduction in output during COVID. We are excited to kick-start our Burundi sourcing program again, working with Raw Material as our sourcing partners and bringing you this coffee from the Izuba Washing Station, an all-female producer association.
Ryan Monteith - Head of Roastery & Procurement, Seven Seeds
454 Female Producers from the Izuba Washing Station
LENGTH OF RELATIONSHIP
First year of purchasing
Runinya, Kayanza, Burundi
April - July