CAFEX coffee washing station was launched by a Belgian-Burundian couple that wanted to combine the coffee production of their ancestral lands with sustainable development and a desire to improve the lives of the local population. CAFEX has developed a profitable business model for all parties based on mutual participation with growers.
The CAFEX station has positively impacted families in the region. Families who have a seasonal job have the opportunity to receive an extra income that gives them access to medical care or allows them to purchase books to send their children to school. CAFEX has introduced a weekly payment to growers which allows them to have a regular income throughout the harvest coffee season.
This lot is milled & exported by Ikawa Nziza which began in 2013, specifically aimed at building and promoting the specialty coffee production in Burundi. Ikawa Nziza’s mill is the first purpose-built specialty dry mill in Burundi, designed to cater for high-quality micro lot coffees.
THE ART OF PRODUCTION:
Ripe cherries (superior quality) are selected from daily pickings, and sun-dried on raised African beds being turned every two hours and covered during the midday heat to ensure even fermentation. Once optimum moisture levels have been reached, the coffee is transported for milling at Ikawa Nziza’s dry mill in Gashoho. The mill is designed to cater to small, traceable micro lots. It’s location in a high altitude (1,730masl) and low humidity environment provides the optimal environment to preserve the quality of the coffee and therefore demand higher prices for farmers. From there the processed coffee is handpicked, bagged in Grainpro and then trucked to Mombasa for shipment.
Days Until Our Next Roast
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What’s in The Box?
Each month as part of your subscription, you'll receive a unique coffee selected for its characteristics and flavour, including tasting notes that will guide you through an exciting journey of speciality coffee.See plans and pricing
How do you select the coffee?
Each month we select our coffee based on seasonality, great stories and uniqueness. We then hand roast it to bring out its individual flavours and nuances. Each coffee you receive as part of your subscription has been carefully chosen to bring you on a journey through the world of coffee.
What are the delivery costs?
There is a one-off standard delivery charge with your initial subscription order. Every month after this is included in this charge. We also ship subscriptions internationally – delivery fees will be displayed at the checkout page.
Will the box fit in my letterbox?
The box is 55mm (2.2 Inches) deep, and should fit through most standard letterboxes.
How much coffee will I receive each month?
Your monthly subscription includes a 227g bag of fresh, hand roasted coffee (enough for approximately 30 cups).
How fresh is the coffee?
Our coffee is seasonal and is roasted approximately 1-2 weeks before it arrives at your door. The roast date will be displayed on each bag of coffee.
Is the coffee ethical/Fairtrade?
All the coffee we source is sustainable and ethical. In each month’s tasting notes you will find out more about the farm that each coffee comes from.
When will I receive my first box?
Our coffee is shipped once, at the end of each month. If your subscription order is placed after the 14th of any month you will have to wait and will receive the following month's coffee as your first box.