Burundi Long Miles Microlot - Gitwe Hill Lot 1547 Natural Process

About the Bean

Long Miles Coffee Project: "We are a small American family living in Burundi, which is smack dab in the heart of east Africa. We are passionate about producing amazing coffee and caring for the well-being of the coffee farmers who grow it. We weren't always coffee producers. First, we were a family with a dream. Our dream was that one day we could facilitate direct and meaningful relationships between coffee roasters and coffee growers by producing great coffee and telling a great story of the farmers who grow it. If we could do that, then the local farming community would thrive and the world would gain the gift of great Burundi coffee." Please visit LMCP website to continue reading http://www.longmilescoffeeproject.com/history-harvests/

FTA Coffee is proud to work with the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi. Each year during harvest FTA receives 30-40 samples of different lots ranging in size from 5-50 bags. Cuppings are held around Australia to connect roasters with these amazing coffees. In previous years only coffee that had a firm commitment was brought into Australia, but this year there were a few on the table that we could not pass on. Please contact your trader if you would like to receive alerts for the next harvest 2018.

Gitwe Hill means "Place of Skulls"

COFFEE PROFILE: The scent of warming spice followed by flavors of chocolate, raspberry, cream soda and black forest cake. Complimented by a creamy body and a finish of raw honey and raspberry cream.

STORY: Gitwe Hill is situated in the Kayanza province which is known for its coffee and tea productions. The coffee is sourced from 641 farming families and to know the people of Gitwe hill is to experience strength personified. The chief of Gitwe hill may be small in stature but like the people he leads, his spirit makes him a giant. Gitwe hill is the closest hill to Long Mile's Heza washing station. LM has been working together with the local community. When Heza needed more water to operate, they asked Gitwe's leaders for help. Their solution was to build a well for the community that could also provide fresh spring water for Heza.

AGRONOMY: With panoramic views of the Kirbira forest and the mounts of the Congo, Gitwe hill has no shortage of beauty. Rich soil provides a home to many different crops, including coffee. The value that Gitwe hill places on growing coffee can be plainly seen in the care they have taken to mulch and prune their coffee trees.

FUTURE: For 21 years the people of Gitwe found small ways to survive as war echoed around them. Since the war ended in 1994 the people of Gitwe have worked towards one thing - Unity. Many of their animals and crops were poached during the war, so now their hope is to work together to rejuvenate their hill. They hope to see it plentiful in livestock and covered in new coffee trees.

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    Kayanza>Gitwe Hill
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    Natural/Dry Processed
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    Grain Pro / Ecotact
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About the Lot

Lot # Descriptive Cup Notes Warehouse ETA Bag Weight Destination Warehouse Arrival
Per Kg
PC13076 Syrupy. Clean. Sweet. Stewed Fruits. Raspberry. Melbourne VIC Spot 60 kg Log In 2 https://www.ftaspecialtycoffee.com.au/burundi-long-miles-microlot-gitwe-hill-lot-1547-natural-process.html


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