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Alternate Route Coffee Co. - Burundi, Busasa - Medium Light Roast (454g)

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  • The Busasa washing station has a total of 151 African drying beds and works with a total of 1600 farmers that supply cherries from the surrounding hills. The annual production of the station is 650 MT of cherries. Busasa producers have received a premium 20% above the local market rate this season. Busasa pays its staff almost 60% above the rate for casual labour in Burundi. This is a standard for Matraco, the owners of Busasa, Businde and Nyagishiru CWS.

    To assist with the dispersing of coffee pulp, Matraco distributes this compost as fertilizer to help the farmers nearby. Along with this, they assist with the yields of local farmers by donating seedlings to their farms.

    Washed coffees are fermented for 12 hours, in a traditional styling, where they're pulped at night, left in ceramic open-air tanks overnight, and cleaned and washed in the morning. They also go through a serpentine channel that sorts and separates by density. It is then left for approximately 20 days to dry on raised beds with consistent movement and rotations.

    • Origin: Burundi (Single Origin)
    • Region: Muyinga District of Burundi
    • Tasting Notes: Bright citrus, honeycomb, stone fruit and black tea
    • Roast Level: Medium-light
    • Cultivar: Red Bourbon
    • Producer: Zuberi Matsitsi of Matraco
    • Process: Washed


    Founded in 2017 by partners Ian & Kellie Wahl, Alternate Route Coffee Co. is built on a foundation of passion, commitment, and partnership: the passion to explore the world of coffee, challenge what we know, and push the boundaries of what we currently believe is possible, both in coffee and in life; a commitment to create a special product that honours the work of coffee producers and fairly compensates them for their efforts; building partnerships that extend beyond simple transactions, and instead working together to achieve common goals, creating a better life for those around us... If our partners are successful, we are successful.

    When you choose the Alternate Route, you choose a coffee that has been grown, sourced, and roasted with an attention to detail that few can imagine. Why? Because we know it matters. From our humble beginnings in the roastery on wheels, we learned that only through passion and relentless commitment can you truly create something special. This commitment to a truly special product is our promise to you.

    Whether your path involves mountain peaks or paintbrush streaks, the only route that matters is the route that matters to you. 
    We hope you enjoy our Alternate Route while you’re living yours

    Find them in Leduc, Alberta.

    This product is only available for shipping within Canada.

  • Origin Burundi (Single Origin)
    Region Muyinga District of Burundi
    Tasting Notes Dark Chocolate, full body, savory, rich
    Roast Level Medium-dark
    Cultivar Red Bourbon
    Producer Zuberi Matsitsi of Matraco
    Process Washed
    Shipping restriction This product can only be delivered within Canada