I was impressed enough by Indoto, processed through a two-time Cup of Excellence-winning washing station, that in 2017, JNP Coffee invested. Translated as “dreams” in Kirundi, Indoto coffee is produced by some 3,500 small land owners in Kayanza province, north central Burundi. Grown among bananas, beans and cassava plants,
these cherries are a combination of Bourbon, Jackson and Mibirizi varieties. Farmers bring them to the Kiryama wet mill for up to 12 hours of natural fermentation, more than 24 hours of washing in clean mountain streams and soaking before drying on raised African beds. This variety and terroir together produce a sweet cup, and each harvest delivers consistently high-quality coffee.