Burundi may be one of the smaller coffee producing countries but it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful, and despite having some of the poorest infrastructure in East Africa, it can still produce incredible tasting coffees. This sweet and sparkly washed lot from the Ishurwe women’s group in Kayanza province is no exception.

Roast Profile

Roast Profile

Light Roast

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Red Berries, Molasses, Black Tea


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It’s really important for us to work with trusted partners in our supply chain who can provide us with honesty and traceability. We have created a set of guidelines to help us source coffee in a way we feel aligns with our values and beliefs. There are three core categories that we think outline the most important factors to consider when purchasing coffee: economic transparency, social relationship, and environmental efforts.

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Our 250g bags are 100% plastic-free and can be recycled with your household paper or composted in your garden. We recommend storing your coffee in an airtight container like this one. Our 1kg bags are home compostable but not domestically recyclable, please don't put them in your curbside recycling. The planet thanks you!



Smallholder Producers of Izuba CWS


Kayanza Province, Burundi


Red Bourbon




Kayanza Province, Burundi

Producers in Burundi, much like other African coffee growing countries, bring their freshly picked coffee to local mills for processing, keeping the quality consistent. A clean, aromatic coffee usually punctuated with rich berry notes.

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Smallholder Producers of Izuba CWS

Raw Material have been processing and exporting coffee out of Burundi since 2019. Working to generate more value and increase profits for producers, they have created tangible and lasting impact among the Izuba community. When they asked members of the community what development they would like to see, the most common response was access to health insurance. So that is exactly what Raw Material did by wrapping up the cost of health insurance for all producers who brought coffee to the washing station within their pricing structure. Our work as coffee roasters doesn’t get more rewarding than this, especially when something so simple can have a huge impact for so many people.

Social Relationships

Female Producers

In many coffee growing countries, the concept of women owning coffee farms is still uncommon and in some places, prohibited by government laws. Yet women contribute a staggering amount of the labour involved in producing coffee, from picking the cherries to hand sorting and processes. Supporting female producers and co-ops is crucial to eliminating the gender gap in coffee.


Brew Guides

Tried and tested recipes from the roastery.