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Photograph by Kristy Carlson

The Coup in the Coffee Fields

Rachel Pieh Jones on one family's effort to empower Burundian coffee farmers: "The Carlsons call Burundian coffee the Cinderella of the coffee world: hidden, misused, misunderstood, and neglected."

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Long Miles Coffee on Instagram: “We’re still thinking about getting you that coffee for Christmas 🎄⠀ #coffeeforchristmas #burundicoffee #burundi”

322 Likes, 7 Comments - Long Miles Coffee (@longmilescoffee) on Instagram: “We’re still thinking about getting you that coffee for Christmas 🎄⠀ #coffeeforchristmas…”

Kristy Carlson | Long Miles Coffee Project #burundicoffee #longmilescoffeeproject #burundi

part two | a guest post from long miles coffee project | The Vanilla Bean Blog

It’s the summer of fun! For reasons before mentioned, I am lining up guest posts for this summer. Up next is part two with Kristy from Long Miles Coffee Project. I’ve known Kristy for quite some time – we went to college together – and I’ve been so happy to reconnect with her here in blogland. Kristy and her family currently reside in Burundi, where they are very active in their community; they have been building a washing station and working hard at helping coffee farmers get fair wages…

Charles asked us what all the fuss what about, "Why is the white lady (muzungu) here with all her cameras?

Burundi Coffee Farmer Story: Charles Ndayishimiye

Charles asked us what all the fuss what about, "Why is the white lady (muzungu) here with all her cameras?" he said. I wanted to answer him as openly as I could. So, I told him the pictures were for me. A project I could not stop shooting, a thing I could not release. Telling his story, I told him, was important to me… because every person matters. It's the truth. It's not a "cause" at all. I photograph Burundi coffee farmers because their stories hold treasures that I think we can all…

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Long Miles Coffee on Instagram: “Our annual Summer Coffee Camp has come to an end, just in time for the start of school this week. _ What happens during summer camp? Our…”

291 Likes, 15 Comments - Long Miles Coffee (@longmilescoffee) on Instagram: “Our annual Summer Coffee Camp has come to an end, just in time for the start of school this week. _…”

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Long Miles Coffee on Instagram: “It’s moments like these that make us miss the buzz and beauty that is harvest season 😍⠀ #burundicoffee #coffeeforchristmas…”

247 Likes, 4 Comments - Long Miles Coffee (@longmilescoffee) on Instagram: “It’s moments like these that make us miss the buzz and beauty that is harvest season 😍⠀…”

This is Rosato and he's a Burundi coffee farmer. When he looks at you, you can see his entire soul just hanging out in the open. Like many Burundians, Rosato is not sure how old he is.

Burundi Coffee Farmer Story | Rosato Rugoke

This is Rosato and he's a Burundi coffee farmer. When he looks at you, you can see his entire soul just hanging out in the open. Like many Burundians, Rosato is not sure how old he is. He thinks that he might be 85.