About the Coffee and its Producers:
Masha Washing Station shares its name with the hill upon which it stands. The hill is actually more famous for its cattle than its coffee: The name Masha comes from the Kirundi word «amasho» meaning «herds of cattle». The hill has been a crossroad for many herds in the region and the local herders greet each other with a unique phrase only used in this region: They say «gira amasho» which means «owner of cows».
Masha Washing Station was built in 1989 and the majority of the 2000+ smallholder farmers who deliver cherry to the Station are subsistence farmers. Farmers intercrop their trees with food crops and other cash crops to feed and support their families.
Despite the ubiquity of coffee growing in Burundi, each smallholder producers a relatively small harvest. The average smallholder has approximately 250 trees, normally in their backyards. Each tree yields an average of 1.5 kilos of cherry so the average producer sells about 200-300 kilos of cherry annually.
During the harvest season, all coffee is selectively hand-picked. Most families only have 200 to 250 trees, and harvesting is done almost entirely by the family.
Vertical Coffee Roasters
Komm› mit auf eine sensorische Entdeckungsreise und lass› Dich von unserer Begeisterung für einzigartige Kaffees anstecken: Unser Röststil hebt die herausragende Arbeit der Produzenten im Ursprungsland hervor und zeigt die Aromenvielfalt, die in der Bohne steckt.
Genug der schönen Worte – hoch die Tassen und rein ins Vergnügen!