ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Enjoy these exceptional coffees from the mountains of Burundi, notable for their sparkling acidity, balanced with fruit and floral characteristics.
All coffees from Burundi are small production micro-lots with no genetic modification, often growing in the shade of banana trees, among cassava plants, corn, beans, and tea. Their quality is genuine and pure.
The people behind these exceptional coffees
WE SUPPORT INCLUSIVE
In Burundi, cultural norms shift slowly, and women still lack full property ownership rights or equal access to education. That is why we use the power of specialty coffee to transform the lives of women growers by paying them directly for their work through our Dushime® premium payment program.
JNP Coffee works with many cooperatives of small holding coffee farmers, including several that are exclusively women farmers. Empowered by financial literacy education provided through JNP Coffee, they become women who challenge traditions and learn technical, financial and leadership skills.
Every purchase from JNP Coffee supports more inclusive economic development initiatives for Burundi farmers. Together, we inspire transformational change.
Founder of JNP Coffee
Hello! I’m Jeanine Niyonzima, founder of JNP Coffee, a direct trade company that represents more than 10,000 coffee farming families in Burundi.
I founded JNP Coffee in 2012 with a dream to empower coffee farmers in my home country, Burundi. Our business model is driven by quality coffee based on strong producer partnerships and shared knowledge in pursuit of several United Nations sustainable development goals.
Grand Cru Burundi is one of the few global auctions to boast coffee lots with scores averaging over 90 points. 26 carefully curated coffee lots will be auctioned at this online event on Thursday, December 8.
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Burundi is a small country located in the Great Lakes region of East Africa. Warm days, cool nights and its rich volcanic soil promote its agricultural economy. Coffee production supports thousands of families and their local communities.
Thanks to its fertile and mountainous regions, Burundi's coffee crops can grow at exceptional altitudes, from 1,200 to 1,950 meters (3,937 to 6,397 feet) above sea level. This is a key ingredient to achieving the bright acidity, sweet, complex and full body you find in a cup of Burundi coffee.