Masha is one of Greenco’s 13 coffee washing stations. It is perhaps one of the most known washing stations in Burundi. Masha has a reputation for consistently producing top quality coffees with complex fruit profiles. Masha has 3469 registered coffee producers, each has 290 trees on average.
Kayanza is one of Burundi’s regions with the best coffee growing reputation. Coffee farms lie in the highlands, where soils are rich and volcanic. But optimal growing conditions alone aren’t enough to produce a high-quality coffee. To achieve a top coffee, a skilled and dedicated washing station manager is essential. They oversee the implementation of good economic practice and farmer education, and collaborate with the producers to ensure they have access to the necessary tools. They also help farmers determine and implement the practices best suited to the specific growing conditions of their plantations.
Greenco is a company that oversees and structures washing stations in Kayanza province of Burundi. It gives the washing stations and producers support all along the production chain. They started their work in 2015, and immediately ended up with eleven winning lots in that year’s Cup of Excellence. Currently, Greenco has 13 washing stations all located in Kayanza in the north of Burundi. Greenco’s overall impact through these 13 CWS extends to over 40’000 coffee producing households. The producers receive support from the Greenco CWS managers, who are all young engineers in agronomy.