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Burundi Kigeri Washed


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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Pour Over

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This beautiful washed lot comes to us from Kayanza in the north of Burundi. It is clean and complex with juicy notes of cranberry, lemonade and butter!

Key Stats

Location: Kayanza, Northern BurundiAltitude: 1,500 - 1,700 metres above sea levelPreparation: Washed Varietal: Red BourbonOwners: Raw Material CoffeeFlavours: Cranberry | Lemonade | Butter


Burundi is a small, landlocked nation in East Africa. It is a country often under-appreciated as a coffee producer but is happily gaining a reputation for outstanding quality lots that rival those of its neighbours Rwanda, Tanzania and the DRC. We had the privilege of visiting in 2017 when our co-founder Hols was on the tasting panel for the prestigious Cup of Excellence competition. This experience was incredibly educational in learning more about the workings of the coffee market there and the opportunities there are for true social and economic development with a more quality-minded approach. We are always searching for better ways of working to try to undo structures that exist to prioritise the buyer over the producer and were delighted this season to secure a couple of lots from Raw Material (a non-profit) who own the Izuba washing station which processes cherries from the Kigeri community in Kayanza. They work with the sole aim of securing higher profits for both producers and employees of the company.

This is a super clean washed lot best suited to be enjoyed without milk on paper filter methods.

Brew Guides

Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minute 30 seconds (based on a 1 cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 18g : 250ml
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Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 26-30 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 17g : 34-36ml
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Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutesCoffee:Water 19g : 250ml
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 4 minutes Coffee:Water 60g : 1L
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Delivery Details

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. 

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20 🙂


Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Favourite Burundian of the year

I like Burundian washed coffees, but this one is my favourite this season. It was more enjoyable as espresso or aeropress, but works well with pour-over too. A 250g bag didn’t last a week. Probably will go for a kilo next time.

Robert Boughen
Most excellent brew

Great coffee , always consistent with lovely flavours from this bean .

Sarah Maguire
Burundi Izuba Washed

Just fabulous - highly recommend

Ian Taylor

Burundi Izuba Washed

Philip Maguire
Lovely coffee

You can rely on getting a delicious cup every time with the Izuba. I use stove top and although suggested to have without milk it’s very good with it. The notes still shine through.


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