The Kayanza province is in the northern part of Burundi, close to the border of Rwanda, located at an altitude of more than 1800m. Kayanza has the reputation of being one of the best coffee producing regions in Burundi. It is also known for being the water source of the Nile River.
The Matsitsi Trading Coffee SU (or Matraco) company was founded in 2015 and is owned by Mr. Matsitsi, a coffee producer who oversees Matraco’s three washing stations and over 10,000 trees. Two of these washing stations are in the Kayanza province and one other is under construction in the Muyinga province. The two washing stations in Kayanza are some of the best
around and have won Cup of Excellence awards in the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017 competitions. Matraco is focused on fine-tuning its production process while promoting ethical trade and environmental protection.
A good clean and rich Burundi coffee. A bit lower acidity compared to our other Burundi offerings but nice and chocolaty, a good little hint of a spice note and herbal tones letting you know its an African. Smooth and a bit sweet at a medium roast, much heftier into the darker roast, turning it into a strong and fuller bodied cup. A great African cup and not too acidic, one almost everyone will like.
Easy to roast, would avoid real light roasts for it will come off pretty sharp and can be a little grassy. Medium roasts were wonderful but not super strong, delicate smooth cup. Darker roasts are where this cup shined, great African tones with a strong bakers chocolate note.