Burundi Nkanda Procasta
Burundi Nkanda Procasta offers flavours of grapefruit, passionfruit and tamarind with aromatics of dark chocolate and liquorice. The vibrant citrus and pomegranate acidity and juicy, smooth body are rounded out by a velvety, sweet red berry aftertaste.
Procasta washing station was launched by a Burundian couple Pierre Nzeyimana and Léoncie Minani in 2012. Their main goal is to improve the lives of Burundian people with respect for the coffee culture in the region. Procasta has positively impacted families in the region by giving jobs to men and women which in turn allows them to pay medical expenses, schooling and books for children. Procasta also has a plan to build bridges - both to help farmers to transport coffee to the washing station but also in their everyday activities. The current roads are not always practical or useable and the population are often forced to walk long distances. As well as this, Procasta has a project helping farmers to subsidize their fertiliser and inputs.
Ripe cherries are carefully selected before being pulped and washed at the mill. The coffee is then dried on raised African beds, turned periodically for even drying and covered during the hottest part of the day to prevent sun damage. Once optimum moisture levels have been reached, the coffee is transported for dry milling at Ikawa Nziza’s mill in Gashoho commune between the towns of Ngozi & Muyinga. The mill is designed to cater to small, traceable micro lots. Its location in a high altitude(1,730masl) and low humidity environment provides the optimal environment top reserve the quality of the coffee and therefore obtain the highest possible price for farmers. From there the processed coffee is handpicked, bagged in Grainpro and then trucked to Mombasa for shipment.
Sweet red berries