Kayanza Province, Burundi
1,880 m ASL
The Stories Behind Our Coffees
Kamikazi, the Kirundi word for “Queen,” is the ideal name for this coffee because it is grown with great care primarily by women. In this high-altitude micro-climate, this coffee grows among crops of tea, bananas, beans and cassava. Here the women have an additional benefit for developing their quality through a strong partnership between JNP Coffee and IWCA Burundi. Both organizations provide training in agricultural best practices from how to care for the coffee trees to selecting and sorting the ripened cherries.
Kamikazi goes through a double fermentation process at Kinyovu washing station, which is traditional for this station. This double fermentation is responsible for bringing out the brightness of this coffee that first won the Cup of Excellence in 2013. The resulting quality of these coffees commands a premium in the global coffee market thanks to this dedicated group of women growers. JNP Coffee shares with these partners the reward of the higher prices through our Dushime program. The
Dushime bonus enables them to invest in their local economy, improving lives for their families, their children and themselves.