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Burundi Masha

The Masha coffee washing station shares its
name with the sub-hill upon which it stands
and is actually more famous for its cattle
than its coffee (the sub-hill that is).
The name Masha is derived from the Kirundi
word “amasho” meaning “herds of cattle”. The
sub-hill has been a cross road for many
herds in the region and many of the local
herders even have a unique greeting for each
other, used only in these parts which is
appropriate considering that 70% of them own
cows. They will say “gira amasho” towards one
another meaning “owner of cows.” The abundance
of cattle was even a reason for many Kings
fighting over the territory in order to claim
ownership over the vast herds of livestock.
Apart from cows and coffee, the hill on which
the station is found, Gihororo, is named after
the imihororo trees from which the locals
weave traditional clothing making this region
truly abundant in precious resources to its
The station did experience its fair share of
difficulties, especially when the country was
in a period of turmoil. In 1997, the storage
facility and main warehouse at the station
was burnt down by rebels during the political
conflict in Burundi, but was quickly rebuilt.

Country: Burundi | Region: Kayanza | Varietal: Red Bourbon

Process: Washed  | Altitude: 1700 - 1900masl Fermentation Time: 10-12 HRS, Under Water

Notes:  Milk Chocolate & Dates



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  • Regular price $ 19.00
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