Burundi Nkongwe Hill (green)


Region: Gaterama, Bugendana, Gitega
Farm:  Many small-holding farmers
Varietal:  Bourbon
Altitude:  1700-1900 masl
Processing Method: Natural

In the cup: Sweet poached apple, fruit tea, panela sugar, malic acidity, balanced acidity

Nkongwe is one of the hills that surrounds Gaterama washing station, located in Bugendana region. Coffee is collected by the farmers that live in the area, who carefully select the ripest cherries before processing them to guarantee the quality of the coffee.

For natural processed coffees, after the selection, the coffee is moved directly to the drying tables where they are laid flat on a single layer and turned evenly every 30 min. This process is done daily until they are well dried. Soon, they will have organic certification when the trees are bearing fruit next year. They are also training their registered farmers to work towards organic farming techniques as well.

Burundi is often referred to as “The Heart of Africa”, and rightly so. 

The people of Burundi have an amazing spirit, and have fully embraced their raw talent for growing and harvesting coffee,  The Republic of Burundi has been independent since July 1st 1962, and is a small landlocked country just under 28,000 square kilometers. 
There is a population of just about 8 million people, 50% of which are under the age of 14.  90% of the population relies on farming as their main source of income, and coffee is by far the largest export. 
Being on the ground, our suppliers have seen first hand the huge steps forward the people of Burundi have taken to rebuild their country following their nearly 12 year civil war that ended in 2005.
Coffee farming and production has quite literally saved many of their lives.
This microlot is an excellent example of how the quality and consistency of Burundi coffee is improving.

Latest Reviews

There are no reviews for this product. You could be the first to review!

Write Your Own Review

Burundi Nkongwe Hill (green)

Burundi Nkongwe Hill (green)
  • Click a star to set your rating.
  • Click a star to set your rating.
  • Click a star to set your rating.

Product Tags


Use spaces to separate tags. Use single quotes (') for phrases.

Burundi Nkongwe Hill (green)

In the cup:Sweet poached apple, fruit tea, panela sugar, malic acidity, balanced acidity

Green price is per kg, not including shipping

Out Of Stock
Crop Year:
Our Grading:
Gr 1 Specialty
Yes, but not certified
Directly Traded:
Utz Certified:
Last Stocked:

Shop with Confidence

Shopping at Ministry Grounds is safe and secure - guaranteed.

All personal information is protected using industry-standard encrypted, secure transmission. Look for the 'lock' symbol in your browser.

We value your privacy and never knowingly share your personal information outside our business.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions about our store and our service.