„Coffee from our long-time partners and friends from Burundi, The Long Miles Coffee Project. A washed peaberry collected from the hills of Mikuba and Gitwe, processed on their washing station Heza. You can find flavors of blueberries, elderflower soda, bergamot, and blackberries in this amazingly vibrant and floral berry bomb.
Even before starting Populus Coffee, we knew we wanted to work together with the Long Miles Coffee Project. And ever since the beginning, all our coffees from Burundi have come from this wonderful farmer-focused initiative with the aim to bring smallholder farmers and roasters closer together in order to better the quality of coffee and more importantly the life of the Burundian coffee farmers. Neither of these is an easy task to take on by any account. Growing specialty coffee requires a lot of labor, care, and knowledge in all countries but when you combine that with the unstable political situation, highly regulated and bureaucratic coffee market, geographical constraints coming from being a landlocked country attempting to export coffee by sea freight and of course the constant threat of military coup the job can seem next to impossible. With hard work and a great group of people involved Long Miles has found a way to establish themselves as producers and exporters of consistently extraordinary coffees.
This year has been a particularly problematic year due to the low yields, heavy rains, and the political flare-ups leading to logistical problems in every stage of the production. Due to these special circumstances, this coffee is collected from both Mikuba and Gitwe hills.„