Carrier Roasting Co.

Burundi Ninga


Whole bean coffee

We roast to order on Mondays and Wednesdays and ship the same day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 4pm Eastern Time the day before.

Origin: Burundi

Region: Kayanza

Washing Station: Ninga

Producers: Long Miles Coffee Project and 764 growers

Altitude: 1800 - 2000 meters

Process: Honey

Variety: Red Bourbon

Tasting notes: Date, raspberry, molasses

We’ve been working with the Long Miles Coffee Project since the inception of Carrier in 2015. They were as hungry and scrappy as we were, evidenced by the fact that they entertained the idea of a direct trade relationship between a landlocked and logistically challenging country and a company that could only purchase one 132 lb bag.

We’ve both grown since then, and we’d wager that the growth of Long Miles has been exponential compared to ours. They’ve been doing incredible work building connections between smallholding farmers in Burundi and specialty roasters all over the world, generating excitement and demand for high quality Burundi coffee.

This year’s offering was grown by farmers on Ninga hill, and processed at Long Miles’ new Ninga washing station. The new washing station was built to better serve the farmers in the area, who previously had to cross two rivers and a province border to get to the closest purchasing point. We’ve had several Ninga lots over the years and this is definitely one of our favorites. It’s an extremely clean and transparent honey processed coffee with deep and sweet notes of date, raspberry, and molasses.


This is our ninth year buying from Long Miles Coffee Project. We scored this lot 87.25 points and purchased 3 60kg bags for $6.25/lb FOT, on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $1.93/lb.


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