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Burundi Kiyonza Natural Akawa Project

Burundi Kiyonza Natural Akawa Project

Chocolate, Grape, Jasmine, Orange, Roasted Hazelnut

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Akawa Project's newest addition started operating in 2020, near the border of Rwanda in the North East of Burundi. Located on a hill overlooking the shores of Lake Rwihinda this station was built from the ground up by local implementing partner Succam in order to provide access to the market for local coffee farmers who, until this arrival, were relying on mobile buying from stations located far away. This meant they had no permanent presence to whom not only they could sell their cherries but also to have a contact point throughout the year and be able to build a trusting relationship with. The launch of a modern washing station in Kiyonza means the farmers can now deliver ripe cherries at a natural pace and will be offered agricultural advice from the project staff.

The Kiyonza mill is one of 13 mills that form the Akawa project. A joint venture between Succam and Supremo, the Akawa project was created to help producers escape the cycle of poverty in a sustainable and equitable way. Producers, striving for fairer remunerations and better living conditions, demanded a path towards prosperity. As such the project's working directives are based around UTZ certification standards, focusing on good agricultural practices, environmental responsibility and social equity as the central tenets of success for project members.

  • Region: Kiyonza
  • Country: Burundi
  • Elevation: 1,500 masl
  • Variety: Red bourbon
  • Processing: Natural


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  • Roast Profile

    Roast Level
    Brewing methods recommended
    Espresso Moka pot French press
    Cup score 85
    Single origin Single Origin
    Best served Black or with Milk Best served Black or with Milk
  • Brewing Guide

    Recipe for Espresso

    1 : 1.8

    brew ratio


    ground coffee


    brewed coffee


    brewing time


    brewing temp.

    You may want to experiment with brew ratios in the 1:1.5-2.0 range.

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  • Taste Profile

    Rich & Syrupy Rich & Syrupy
    Tasting Notes

    Chocolate, Grape, Jasmine, Orange, Roasted Hazelnut

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Undercover Roasters is a specialty coffee roastery founded in 2011 and based in Melbourne and Bendigo, Australia.

Aiming to always stay humble, to learn and grow they source fresh green beans from all over the world, with an emphasis on coffee that is ethically grown, hand-picked and carefully processed.  Their master roasters work with world class equipment to develop delicious taste profiles that showcase the beauty of each origin.

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