masha: burundi


tastes like nectarine, lemongrass & grapefruit


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This Honey processed Bourbon from Masha washing station in Burundi brings herbal florals, with grapefruit acidity and ripe white nectarine.

The coffee comes from Masha washing station in the Kayanza commune in northern Burundi. Here about 3200 smallholder farmers produce cherries that they bring to the Masha washing station for processing. Each producer has around 297 coffee trees on average, on roughly .11 hectares of land.

The name Masha is derived from the Kirundi word ‘amasho’ meaning ‘herds of cattle’. The sub-hill where the washing station is located has been a cross road for many herds in the region.

Honeys in Burundi are quite rare, but more recently washing stations have been experimenting with this process and have returned great results. The ripe cherries are pulped, then immediately placed on raised beds for drying. Turning them regularly creates a honey similar to the Costa Rican honey process. Subtle fruit and more sweetness in the cup are the most common characteristics.



  • origin: kayanza, burundi
  • produced by: masha washing station
  • processing method: honey
  • varietal: bourbon
  • elevation: 1,672m above sea level
  • roasted for: filter



ratio: 1:15  |  time: 2.30-3mins  |  temp: 94°C

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