Burundi Migoti Hill Natural
SCA Score | 85.30
Pascal Ntawuhezisi, 85 years old, as seen in the first photo!
● He has 1,000 Coffee trees
● 8 children – 6 boys and 2 girls
● Last year he delivered 1,500 kg of cherries to the Migoti Washing Station.
Pascal Ntawuhezisi, 85-years old, stern-faced, no BS coffee farmer from Gomvyi (near Murambi) Burundi. You would be forgiven in thinking that you’ve entered the wrong coffee farm and that Pascal is someone you wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side…rest assured he’s a lovely chap. Pascal has over 1000 coffee trees and through the revenue generated from his harvests, he has supported his family of 6 boys and two girls. Last year alone Pascal delivered over 1,500 kg of coffee to Migoti washing station, just a short walk from his farm.
Working in partnership with Burundi-based Migoti Coffee Company and their processing stations to source some of the best coffee across all of Burundi. Together we have purchased cherries directly from farmers dispersed across the mountains overlooking Lake Tanganyika to be processed back at the Migoti Hill washing station. The name “Migoti” comes from a local indigenous tree, which is also the name of the mountain where Migoti built their first coffee washing station.
“Ubumwe, Ibikorwa, Iterambere”
“Unity, Work, Progress” in Kirundi.
from Migoti Mountain in 2017, 2018 and 2019 coffee seasons. These harvests have received excellent cupping scores, frequently placing it as some of the best speciality coffee coming from Burundi. The washing station is operated by a local team of ten permanent staff and over 250 temporary workers who are employed during the coffee season from March to June.
drying tables, regularly turning the coffee as it dries and removing defective beans that compromise the coffee quality. Migoti also assist farmers through ongoing education to prune and properly care for coffee trees, intercrop, plant shade
trees, utilize green fertilizers, stabilize soils and natural pest control. The expectation is that by following best farming practices the farmers can increase the yields from their coffee trees by five- to ten-fold.