APPLE. GRAPE. BRAWNY.
In an ever-changing world it's hard to think in absolutes. If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that we've got something special on our hands.
Fresh fruity notes combine with a deep umami warmth to create a coffee bound to leave you preaching to your friends.
Karinzi Washing Station
Bourbon, Jackson, Mibirizi
The Full Story
Dogmatic's beans are sourced from Karinzi Washing Station in Kayanza town, Kayanza. About 1,500 producers deliver cherries to the station, either directly or to one of 13 different local collection points.
Farmers in the region own less than half a hectare of land, on average. As well as coffee, they also grow crops such as bananas, beans, yams, taro, and cassava. These crops are for sale and for personal use.
Due to the small size and yield on the average coffee farm or plot, washing stations are the primary point of purchase for us in Burundi. Unlike other coffee-growing regions in Central and South America where landholdings are larger and coffee-centric resources more widely available, most producers do not have the space or the finances to do their own wet- or dry-milling. Instead, farmers deliver cherry to a facility that does sorting, blending, and post-harvest processing of day lots to create different offerings.
The Karinzi Washing Station has built a stellar reputation for utilising the best practices, cleanest cups, and highest-farms. While the logistics of buying coffees from Burundi are extremely challenging, we love the heavy figgy, fruity, and lively coffees we find here—they remind us of a Malbec wine, with a firm support of acidity.