Today's coffee, Day 23 of Advent, a natural Burundi coffee by Hundred House coffee roasters
Our characterful speciality coffee is ethically sourced from sustainable, eco-conscious growers from around the world. With a bold range of blends and single origins, our beans are the perfect choice for adventurous coffee drinkers who appreciate something different. Sales of our coffee help support the creative community through our Art + Industry Programme.
Washing station: Agahore
1600 - 1850 MASL
Bourbon & Mibirizi
Rhubarb, Cloudberry, Red Fruit
"Burundi Agahore Gaterama is a carefully cultivated coffee from a cooperative lot in Gitega, Burundi. Within the lot, 720 farmers utilise both the wet mill and coffee farms on offer in the Gaterama village. After Gaterama’s first washing station was established in 2012, a close bond between farmers and Murambi villagers was formed and continues to strengthen and grow alongside the farm’s commercial success. This community of workers then makes use of all the different producers surrounding each washing station, ensuring volume and wide profile flexibility. As well as being lovingly cherished within a community, the Mubarazi River of Gitega provides an ideal source of clean water where the cherries are handpicked, floated and handpicked once more, before drying in the copious sunshine. Unique to Gaterama is the ‘Umueremera’ (or African Cherry Tree), an almost-extinct natural source of shade which guarantees even drying. Such care and attention result in a boozy, fruity smoothness."