Bounty From Upcountry

Bounty From Upcountry

I love the quality and the volume of veggies we pile into the car while doing our roadside shopping on the way home from the LMCP washing station. It’s one of those things that is just special about Africa, and about Burundi.

Early Payday For Burundi Coffee Farmers

Early Payday For Burundi Coffee Farmers

We ventured out into rural Burundi as a family last weekend to make early payments to the coffee farmers who are delivering coffee cherries to the new washing station. For weeks, the farmers have been delivering their coffee cherries to collection points we’ve set up near their communities. It’s one of the reasons you’ve heard …

Happiness Is My (New) Old Beat Up Land Rover

Happiness Is My (New) Old Beat Up Land Rover

I’m not entirely sure why buying a car with only one working door, a ridiculously torn interior, a Flinstone-esk floor, a broken backseat and the roar of a tractor has made me so happy. This week, because of all our trips upcountry to work on the coffee washing station, we finalized the purchase of an …

Day 1: Building A Burundi Coffee Washing Station

We are too tired to move or write much after today, but WOW what progress in our first day building this coffee washing station here in rural Burundi. Thanks for all the well wishes friends, we FEEL them. Thank you! If  you would like to support this project by drinking coffee, please buy Dogwood Burundi coffee online …

We Own The Land + Dukomezi Bikogwa

Dukomezi Bikogwa Means “Keep Working Hard” in Kirundi. Writing has been such hard work for me in the last few weeks, as anyone following this blog may have noticed. We have been consumed with the details of making the coffee washing station here in rural Burundi a reality. Mix that with motherhood,writing for the always lovely …

Land for Burundi Coffee

Following @kristyjcarlson on Twitter and Instagram gets me excited about being part of this family of four that has their hearts set on helping a community in rural Burundi produce amazing coffee. I’m so happy to be a part of it. Building a coffee washing station in Burundi has meant taking on an obscenely huge …