SWEET PEACH. CARAMEL. ALMOND.
We discovered this coffee at our annual coffee conference in Seattle last year. Native Burundian Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian, approached Natalie in her search for female roasters to purchase this incredible coffee from female producers in her home country. As a side note, when Natalie started roasting coffee with Little Red Wagon in 2013, only 13% of roasters were female.
Women make up all parts of the coffee supply chain and Jeanine’s company, JNP Coffee, focuses on gender equity by educating women farmers on high-quality coffee production and providing them with leadership and financial literacy trainings. In addition, JNP Coffee pays a significant premium to women farmers to promote quality and assure sustainability for some 1,950 families in the communities where these beautiful coffees are sourced.
The women who own the coffee farms take extensive measures, from tending the coffee trees to harvesting only red ripened cherries, to ensure the highest-quality results. During the processing, women farmers sort the green coffee further during drying and before bagging them for export.
I’m really excited to add this coffee to Treeline’s line up. The quality is excellent and it has a unique and distinguished flavor of peach, almond and caramel.