Burundi // Bavyevi

Burundi // Bavyevi

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Producer: Bavyevi Cooperative

Region: Ngozi Province

Community: Busiga

Variety: Bourbon

Elevation: 1,800 masl

Harvest: 2019 - 2020

Process: Dry Processed (Natural), 100% sun-dried

Exporter/Importer: JNP Coffee

Tasting Notes: Plum, Cherry, Chocolate, Creamy 

Brew Methods: Batch Brew, Manual Brew 

Price Transparency Report

BBC Paid (EXW*): $4.50/lb 

Fair Trade (FOT*): $1.60/lb

C-Market: $1.16/lb

Farm Gate: Price paid at farm level to producer or producer community
FOT (Free on Truck): Price paid to exporter, after coffee has been processed and ready to be transferred to port for export
FOB (Free on Board): Price paid to importer, at outbound port level
EXW (Ex-warehouse): Price paid to importer at point of arrival at US warehouse

We have been working with JNP Coffee to bring you intentionally sourced Burundian coffees since we started roasting at our Renton facility in 2019. When we volunteered with JNP Coffee at 2018 and 2019 Specialty Coffee EXPO, it was easy to witness Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian’s diligence in building relations with producing communities and fairly sourcing women-owned coffee. With a successful career in international business under her belt and a strong motivation to help her people back home, Jeanine founded the nonprofit organization Burundi Friends International in 2008. Farmers began to take notice of the valuable work being done by Jeanine's organization and asked for her help in promoting their coffee. Her collaboration with coffee farmers quickly progressed into the formation of JNP Coffee, which is now known for its award-winning specialty coffees. JNP Coffee is the biggest advocate and supporter for the International Women’s Coffee Alliance in Burundi fighting for better pay and gender equality. With years of experience in international business, Jeanine also teaches financial literacy and leadership skills to farmers in order to empower and enrich their lives.

Bavyevi is a nod to Jeanine's roots and family in Burundi. It means “parents'' in Kirundi and it is grown in the region where Jeanine’s  family worked in coffee farming. The producer group consists mostly of women farmers and they do an amazing job with harvesting and processing the beans. Bavyevi is a dry-processed (natural) coffee with complex red stone fruit notes (like plum and cherry), chocolate, whiskey notes in the aroma, and mild citrus acidity. These flavors are carried by a nice and creamy body and clean finish. We recommend brewing it with different methods to better explore its complexity.