Flavor notes: Turihamwe has purple/red stone fruits like cherry and plum with a complex dark brown sugar sweetness and lively acidity.
Producer: Turihamwe Turashobora
Region: Ngozi province
Variety: Red Bourbon
Elevation: 1750 masl
Harvest year: Spring 2022
Process: Wet process
Exporter: JNP Coffee
Importer: JNP Coffee
Turihamwe, which means “together” in Kirundi, is a high-quality coffee produced by women coffee farmers and processed in Burundi’s first washing station built and owned by women farmers. Seven women pooled their savings from their JNP Coffee premiums to build their own wet mill in 2019. Turihamwe is now an International Women Coffee Alliance (IWCA) certified washing station meaning that the coffee is officially women-grown and women-owned.
Now they control the quality of their coffee and this stage of the supply chain. The result is an exceptional coffee that features the sweet and citrus flavors so prized by specialty coffee drinkers. Through their small investment group, Turihamwe Turashobora, these businesswomen plan to use future premium earnings to increase production from five micro-lots to 1,200 bags a year. For these women and nearly 2,000 others, the premiums they earn enable them to save money for the first time in their lives. The women also participate in financial literacy classes that teach them how to make smart decisions with their money. These classes are sponsored by JNP Coffee and Burundi Friends International.
Turihamwe tastes bright like purple/red stone fruits like cherry and plum with a complex dark brown sugar sweetness that carries the medium citrus acidity. Brewing Methods: Batch brew, percolation brewing methods like V60.