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To us, direct trade has a very personal meaning. We feel it should embody elements of risk and forward thinking as well as relationship. It’s a conversation between roaster and grower about quality, craft and the possibilities that lie in the future. Every partnership we enter is done so with care, because we have long term relationships in mind.

We didn’t really know what we were getting our family into the year we cleared a eucalyptus forest and built a washing station flanked by a river in the heart of Burundi’s coffee hills. It was a dream come true and it was a headache of the most unimaginable kind. We were overwhelmed and excited, tired and dirty, petrified and at peace.

Since those early days we’ve become confident that, together with roasters and farmers, we can continue to change the landscape of coffee in Burundi. Our path there includes listening to farmers and roasters alike, implementing emerging quality practices, and operating in the ever changing country of Burundi. We are committed to fostering a transparent and personal connection across the entire supply chain— from individual farmers to roasters who showcase the uniqueness of our coffees.

If you are  a roaster interested in beginning a partnership with us, please get in touch with us.