Nogogomo comes from Bugestal Coffee in Burundi and is the hand picked work of 1802 small farm holders. Each farmer has an average of 200-250 trees. This coffee goes through several stages of hand picking to ensure it is graded correctly. Agronomists even hand check beans to ensure perfect fermentation. They also use UV light and 2 full time hand pickers to sort through each bag before shipment. This coffee tastes like plum, dark chocolate with warming spices.
Ngogomo used to be a fishing village, but when fish began to disappear from the streams coffee became a more viable means of stable work. Coffee arrived in Burundi in the 1940s and now many of these farmers have trees that are more than 50 years old. Aging roostock has become an issue because of this. Although farmers know it's best to remove the old tree and plant a young seedling in its place they often can't afford to wait the 3-4 years until maturity. They thankfully have access to help from ISABU (Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi) who grow seedlings and sell them to farmers at or below cost.