Last week our small (and growing) LMCP team had some amazing victories. We have been pushing hard for many months to export our farmer’s Burundi coffee. It has been a loooooong road here in Burundi, my people. The road included acquiring 29 stamps and signatures on documents from 14 banks and governement offices. There were a few tears, I cried the first time I found out that one of our export documents needed to be typed meticulously on a very specific archaic typewriter, and that there are only two of these typewriters available in the city. No word documents… only a specific typewriter would do. What do you say to that?
Twenty-nine stamped and signed documents later, we took some time to see our coffee through it’s final stage of being bagged in GrainPro for it’s journey across the world.
Wasn’t this kid just 4 yesterday? I still can’t believe I have a 7 year old.The bag jumping kid is the afternoon entertainement.^Do you see him? He’s a seriously good hider.
Burundi coffee in all it’s glory.I love warehouse light, it’s strange but true.
A quick chat with LMCP’s new head of logistics, John. Poor Myles, by this point he’s had it because he mis-jumped. Whoops ; ) Happens to the best jumpers out there ; )Truthfully, a fancy forklift is a pretty amazing sight in Burundi.…and this Burundi coffee is outta here! Sigh. of. relief.