The 2018 harvest in Burundi is complete. The raised beds are bare and the cherries have left the farms. The green coffee is packed in containers heading across the sea or in parchment waiting for processing
at the drymill.
So what happens on the farms during the off-season?
Now is when the farmers prepare their trees for a new growing season. Washing station workers clean all the tools used in coffee production. And another harvest year comes to a close.
In every season, Burundi stands at the heart and soul of JNP Coffee and our work to support the coffee farming community there. We were recently recognized for our mission by the trade magazine, CoffeeTalk as part of a new series profili...
In response to the question, “What kind of help do you need?” women in the Burundi chapter of IWCA asked for goats. The U.S-based non-profit Burundi Friends International (BFI), founded in 2007 by Jeanine, owner of JNP Coffee, invested so that every chapter member, 110 women in 2013, could receive two goats, one male and one female.
Some goats produce milk, but more importantly, they produce more goats. Plus manure to fertilize farmland and boost crop production. The next generation of goats can go to another family. With less than a half year between generations, it’s a non-stop gift for a community.