Mikuba Micro Lot 5 represents a single day lot of the harvest. After tasting dozens of day lots from Mikuba Hill, we selected just a handful of this year’s very best. Mikuba Hill coffees are grown by a diverse collection of farmers in Burundi -- one of Africa’s tiniest nations, and one of the world’s poorest. This coffee is processed at the Heza washing station, one of two stations in Burundi run by the Long Miles Coffee Project. Long Miles Coffee was founded by Ben Carlson (a great friend of Olympia Coffee) with the dream of improving the lives of coffee farmers in this special country. We have worked with the team at Long Miles from the very beginning and we're so proud to see the impact our purchases have had there over the years. It’s been truly life-changing for these farmers.
Fair for all is our certification towards a fair wage and transparent payment for the coffee we purchase. We cupped dozens of lots from the 2020 annual harvest in Burundi and we found this particular lot to be one of the very best of the harvest scoring 88 points. We purchased 1452 LBS of Green Coffee and paid $3.90 per LB FOB for this lot, We worked with Royal Coffee Importers to bring this coffee into the United States arriving at a landed price of 5.40 per LB. --
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