The Coffee Story
Burundi is a small country at the crossroads of East and Central Africa, situated between Rwanda, DR Congo and Tanzania. Its plantations are often located at altitudes of between 1,800 and 2,100 meters and the country produces mostly fully-washed Red Bourbon.
Salum is the only Burundian producer to own his own farm and washing stations in a country where 95% of the coffee industry is divided between 2 major players. This coffee comes from one of Salum’s farms, Nkango estate. The coffee is then fully washed processed at the Shembati washing station.
Shembati is located at an altitude of between 1,700 and 1,800 metres in the commune of Butaganzwa, 50 km from the city of Kayanza. The coffees processed there come from micro plantations managed by 1,500 farmers in the surrounding area.