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First newsletter of the season!
At Greenco and in most parts of Burundi, this time of the year means we
really are at the beginning of harvesting and at the beginning of an
exciting but extremely busy season ahead for everyone. Red and juicy
cherries are ready for the crop and drying tables across all washing
stations start getting filled with our natural processed coffees… There´s
no turning back now!
March: Coffee Harvest Season
March is the start of the harvest season. We have opened our first
washing stations to start collecting this season´s harvest. We are also
starting to process the coffee at each station bearing in mind everything
that is important to ensure the quality of the coffee. Once again, the action
plan is clear: we will bring out the best in our coffees to be able to send
top-quality Burundian coffee all over the world!
This month we have had the privilege of hosting visitors from Kenya and
Japan. Burundian chicken & fish for dinner, Belgian beers, Japanese
chocolate for breakfast, field visits, cupping… Each visit is a complete
different story full of anecdotes. If you want to live a true adventure with
coffee as the main 2il2any2 you know that we are waiting for you with
Since the first trial we did in 2016 of the Ugandan developed data
collection and analysis platform Metajua, we´ve never stopped using it.
We have successfully adopted the system into 3il3any operations.
Designed for agricultural businesses, Metajua processes and provides
us remarkably accurate data for activities such as purchases, storage
and transport which has proved hugely beneficial and efficient for us. We
are now able to monitor live activity all the way from our washing stations
to the dry 3il. This is fundamental not only for transparency & traceability
purposes but also, among other things, to calculate the bonuses we pay
to our farmers.
Time goes by so quickly… Seems like yesterday, but this month we are
celebrating our fourth birthday! We are proud of what we have achieved
so far and we believe that our efforts will continue to bring us excellent
results in the future. Last but not least, we are also proud of the positive
impact we achieve on our farmers and their families… Long life to
The local press echoes Greenco’s first CoE victory in 2015 with the headline
“In Greenco quality makes the difference” – it’s in our DNA!
Since a few weeks ago, we have inaugurated our Hall of Fame. What
does it consist of? Very simple: every Friday we are sharing in our social
networks with the hashtag #Fridayhalloffame the best designs of
packages with Greenco coffee. If you want to participate, don't hesitate
to contact us!
Pavement Coffee package design – less is more
On another note, we would like to make a small advance on something
that is going to keep us very busy in the coming weeks. What is it? Here's
a little hint: it starts with "goat" and ends with "project". Oh, and this time
we are going to add some "pigs" to the equation...
For now, we take this opportunity to thank all those who have made this
possible: Amavida, Kickapoo, Classic, Onda Origins, Joe NY,
Counterculture, Red Rooster, Intelligentsia and of course the Kahawatu
Foundation. Stay tuned if you want to know more!
Goat Project, November 2018 – thanks to Kickapoo!
Managing Director Words
March was an exciting and busy month for all of us here at Greenco as
we have been preparing everything for the beginning of the harvest. This
is a first step which, followed by many others, will end up by sending our
coffees to all corners of the globe within a few months. Sometimes we
get lost in operations and we forget the “why” behind all this, but sending
coffee #fromburunditotheworld is a true achievement!
As I write these lines, I am thinking about the best way to thank each and
every one of those who are part of Greenco’s daily life. To all farmers,
field & office employees, and everyone at Greenco, I give my most
sincere appreciation for your hard work.
I invite you all to visit our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram so
that you get to know us better.
See you in April!
Signature Carlos Bobillo Barbeito ” > < “ signatureCBB
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