Burundi Kazoza N'Ikawa Natural
Producers: Small lot holders
Washing Station: Mpemba
Elevation: 1,780 masl
Cupping notes: Lime, Red berries, Cocoa
Kazoza N’Ikawa is one of the leading member co-operatives of the COCOCA (Consortium of Coffee Growers) union, an organisation which represents over 1,300 members in 42 member co-operatives.
The name Kazoza N’Ikawa translates as “the future of coffee”, a visionary aim manifested in the assistance it provides to members. The co-op provides agronomical support as well as assistance with coffee marketing, cash handling, record keeping and general business organisation. Areas which often prove a struggle for farmers. In 2010 Kazoza N’Ikawa built their own coffee washing station, commissioning it in 2011, and achieving success in the 2013 Cup of Excellence competition.
This coffee is sourced from trees grown in the highlands between the Ruyubu river and Mpemba mountain and processed at the Mpemba washing station then transported to the COCOCA dry mill facilities called Horomama (Kayanza) where they are hulled and readied for export.
In the cup we found this coffee to be reasonably complex with elevated acidity and dominant notes of sweet lime, red berries and cocoa.