P.R.O.C.A.S.T.A. (Promotion du Café Specialité de Tangara) owns Nkanda Washing Station, located deep in the hills of Tangara, Ngozi where the elevation ranges between 1700-1900 masl, and the soil is laterite and rocky compared to neighboring sandy clay soil of Kayanza. Owner and leader, Pierre Nzeyimana has been producing excellent, complete fully washed coffees for a long time. Now, all three of Pierre’s sons are involved in the operation, each managing a specific piece. Pierre is also separating day lots traceable to the commune and date of harvest so we can get a true taste of the terroir from a specific point in time. Separating these lots is a mark of excellence for the producer in tracking lots from cherry to drying table to dry mill.
This lot is the second of two coffees we’ll be bringing in from Pierre this year, from a community of small farmers known as Nyankurazo (Ni-an-ker-ahh-zo.)
Nyankurazo is a fantastic representation of coffee from Burundi. It has the citrus acidity you notice in Kenyan coffees with a subtle floral, tea-like finish that reminds us of a washed Ethiopian. The dark fruit sweetness and complexity in the center just rounds it all out. We hope you love it as much as we do.
We taste: Blood orange, honeydew, blackberry, black tea
Producer: Pierre Nzeyimana and his sons // Nkanda Washing Station
Region: Nyankurazo, Tangara commune, Ngozi Province