Burambi Natural Akawa Project

Black Currant, Black Tea, Cocoa, Jasmine Honeysuckle, Melon
Supply Level:
Farm
Variety:
Red Bourbon
Processing:
Natural
SCAA Score:
86.5
Active Moisture:
0.61
Green Bean Moisture:
10.9
Density:
71.8
Availability:
Available
Warehouse:
Melbourne
Inventory:
4
Kilograms:
240
Packing Type:
60KG GPB
Hermatic Liner:
Yes

Orgin Information

Elevation Ave: 1453
Farm Name: Burambi Washing Station

Farm Type: 4. Wet Mill

Burambi’s meaning comes from the historical bean variety that once grew in the Maranvya region. This big bean’s, spoken in local dialect Kirundi, was called Ibirambi. Ibirambi beans grow plentiful in the hills of the MARANVYA area, so this hill was called BURAMBI. This washing station is managed today by Protais HABONIMANA and is surrounded by 6 hills, with 1184 farmers who produce around 330 tons of exportable green coffee per harvest. The region has a temperature year round average of 18 degrees. BURAMBI washing station is located 86 km south of the capital Bujumbura.

Latitude, Longitude: -3°84’25”S 29°48’10”E
Altitude: 1453 masl
Participating Farmers: 1184 farmers
Year Created: 1990
Coffee Variety: Arabica – Red Bourbon
Soil Type: Humus-Volcanic Soil
Average Rainfall: 1340mm
Average Temperature: 18 °C
Processing capacity: 80 MT of green coffee
Drying Beds: 190
Mill Manager: Protais Habonimana
Agronomist: Athanase Bankuwunguka

The Burambi mill is one of 13 mills that form the Akawa project. A joint venture between SUCCAM and Supremo, the Akawa project was created to help producers escape the cycle of poverty in a sustainable and equitable way. Producers, striving for fairer remunerations and better living conditions, demanded a path towards prosperity. As such the project’s working directives are based around UTZ certification standards, focusing on good agricultural practices, environmental responsibility and social equity as the central tenets of success for project members.

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