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Barshaker Coffee Roasters - Burundi - Masha - Natural

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Model: RS0015
Masha Station was built in 1989. The Masha station shares its name with the subcoast on which it sits. The sub hill site is actually more famous for its cattle than for "amasho", which means "herds of cattle". The subcolina has coffee. The name Masha comes from the word Kirundi was a crossroads for many herds in the region. Many of the local herders greet each other with a unique phrase used only in this region. They say 'gira amasho', which means 'owner of the cows'.
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Roasting Profile : Espresso

Processing : Natural

Origin : Burundi

Region : Kayanza / Gihororo

Washing station: Masha Washing Station

Coffee grade: NAT. Scr. 15+

Weight: 250 g

Variety: Red Bourbon

Crop: 2021/22

Altitude: 1,672m

Cupping score: 87


Many trees in Burundi are Red Bourbon. The rootstock is a very big problem in Burundi. Many farmers the ever decreasing size of coffee plantations, aging have trees that are over 50 years old, but with small entirely out of production for the 3-4 years they will plot to grow, it is difficult to justify taking trees encourage farmers to renovate their plantations, take new plantations to start producing. To Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), Greenco purchases seeds from the Institut des agriculteurs at cost price or even lower. At the washing station, it sets up nurseries and sells seedlings to farmers can also get organic fertiliser derived from composted coffee pulp. Despite the ubiquity of coffee growing in Burundi, each small producer a relatively small crop. normally in their backyards. Each tree produces an average of about 250 trees, the average smallholder has about 1.5 kilograms of cherries, so the average producer sells about 200-300 kilograms of cherries annually.

Most farmers who deliver cherries to Masha station are subsistence farmers. Farmers intercrop their trees with food crops and other cash crops to feed and support their families.

During the harvest season, all coffee is selectively harvested. Hand-picked. Most families have only 200-250 trees, and harvesting is done almost entirely by the family.

Quality assurance starts as soon as farmers deliver their cherries. All cherries are floated in small buckets as a first step to check their quality. Greenco still buys floaters (damaged, underripe, etc.), but immediately separates the two qualities and only markets the floating cherries. as quality B cherries. After floating, the B-quality cherries are again sorted by hand to remove all damaged, unripe and overripe cherries. The cherries are placed in thin layers on raised tables where they are turned frequently to allow for even drying. The cherries are covered when it rains during the hottest time of the year. day and overnight.


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