Burundi Coffee Beans

Region: East Africa
Profile: Dried fruit, spicy
Production: 26 million lbs (0.1% global production)
Global Rank: 32
Varieties: 96% Arabica, 4% Robusta, 0% Liberica

Burundi Coffee Overview

East Africa is home to some of the world’s favorite coffees (mine included) and Burundi is no exception. The country has rich, volcanic soil and gets plenty of rainfall, giving it an ideal growing climate, specifically in the center, north, and east regions of the country. In fact, there are five main growing regions:

  • Buyenzi
  • Kirundo
  • Muyinga
  • Gitega
  • Bubanza

Buyenzi produces the country’s best coffees and has two sub-regions: Kayanza and Ngozi. Elevations here are upwards of 6,000 feet and produce coffees with citrus notes and high acidity.

In general, coffee grown in Burundi is clean and bright thanks to their use of Kenyan double washed processing with citrus and blueberry notes. Some of the country’s highest-altitude coffees, grown as high as 7,500 feet above sea level, will have more fruity, floral, and honey-like flavors.

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Bryan De Luca

I'm Bryan but most people know me as The Coffee Maven. I grew up outside Boston, Massachusetts and received my Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry from Providence College. My first introduction to coffee was during my college days, when I used it as a source of caffeine to fuel late-night study sessions, but soon I became obsessed with the chemistry of coffee. How did changes to water temperature or contact time affect its taste? Why do beans from Africa taste fruity while beans from Indonesia taste spicy? I launched The Coffee Maven in February 2017 to explore these questions and help others brew their perfect cup. Welcome to my site, and thanks for reading!