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Bavyeyi Natural, Burundi
Bavyeyi Natural, Burundi
Bavyeyi Natural, Burundi

Bavyeyi Natural, Burundi

$19.00 USD

FRUIT FORWARD, JUICY, MELON

The women owned Bavyeyi producer group, comprised of 600 smallholder farmers, grows coffee in the Ngozi Province at elevations around 1800 meters above sea level (masl). The variety of this community lot is Bourbon, and it is naturally processed. The coffees are dried for 45-60 days (which is a long time!) due to the cooler climate and higher elevations. This is the first naturally processed Burundian coffee we’ve ever carried, and we feel quite lucky. We were introduced to this coffee by Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, who founded the JNP, an importing company. We are excited to work with Jeanine because of her dedication to transparency and increasing gender diversity within the coffee industry. She is involved in the International Women’s Coffee Alliance Burundi Chapter, and is on the Board of Directors for the Specialty Coffee Association. JNP and their trained Q graders in Burundi work with producers on best practices for improving and sustaining quality, and this coffee is a stunning outcome. This coffee is fruit packed, with flavors of melon and grape with a winey acidity.

PRODUCT DETAILS

PRODUCER GROUP Bavyeyi PLANT VARIETY
Bourbon C MARKET AT POSSESSION $2.30/lb
FARM Various HARVEST
March-July COST OF PRODUCTION NA
FARM SIZE Various PROCESS
Natural FOB/EXW NA/NA
REGION, GEOGRAPHY Ngozi EXPORTER
JNP FARM GATE NA
ELEVATION 1800masl IMPORTER JNP COST OF PRODUCTION PREMIUM NA

RELATIONSHIP TO JUNIORS

This is our first time working with JNP. We've shared the Cost of Production Covered Project with Jeanine, and while there are no plans to work on the project together yet, we're inspired by Jeanine's focus on women empowerment, higher prices paid for coffee, and quality coffee.

HOW WE BREW COFFEE

There are countless influential variables and industry professionals that influence the quality of coffee before it reaches the coffee cup, and the last step to reap the benefits of this tremendous work takes place when it’s brewed.

Before talking about how this coffee brews best, let’s review some brewing basics:

  1. Dose is the amount of coffee we use (measured in grams). If you don’t have access to a digital scale, know that 1 tablespoon is equivalent to 6-8 grams of wholebean coffee.

  2. Water Input is the weight of the water we use (measured in grams) to brew with.

    * We suggest a coffee to brew water ratio of 1:16 to 1:17 for filter coffee. For example, if you’re using 15g of coffee and 250g water, your brew ratio is 1:16.67. 

  3. Burr grinders will give you a more consistent Grind Size, and you’ll be able to repeat the same grind size twice. It’s best to grind your coffee right before brewing, because grinding your coffee too far in advance accelerates the aging process of your roasted coffee. Remember that the finer you grind, the more you extract.

  4. Brew Time is the amount of time the water and coffee interact together. The longer you brew something for, the more you extract.

  5. We recommend Brew Water Temperature between 200°F and 205°F. If you are using a kettle on the stove, bring the water to a boil and wait 30-45 seconds off boil before using the water to brew. The hotter your brewing water is, the faster you can extract coffee.

HOW WE BREW THIS COFFEE

Brew Ratio: We brew this coffee with a 1:16.5-1:16.67.

Grind: On a scale of 1-9 (1 finest, 9 coarsest) we use a 7-7.5 for flat bottom filter in the cafe.

Total Brew Time: Don't brew this coffee for home drip for more than 5 minutes. Cone or flat bottom filter should brew for 3:00-5:00 minutes.

Tips: When brewed as espresso, we use a 1:8 brew ratio, using a slightly higher dose.