Burundi | Rusekabuye | Red Bourbon | Washed | Filter | 250g


Region: Bubanza

Elevation: 1700 masl

Variety: Red Bourbon

Process: Washed

Notes: Panela, red apple, soft florals, & juicy

About: Rusekabuye means ‘man who hits stone with head and breaks it into one thousand pieces’. It is the youngest of the washing stations in the Akawa project and perhaps the most picturesque. Hilare, one of the owners of Rusekabuye, was lobbied by producers in the region to build it as he has a great reputation for being fair. At the time, there was only one other station in operation and it wasn’t treating the producers well. Although Hilare was threatened by the other station owner, the farming community wouldn’t let him back down. In 2017 Rusekabuye was finished and since then it has processed two harvests. We look forward to supporting it through many more.