Izere Coffee is a company Deborah co-founded with her mother in order to bring in specialty coffee (Burundi) from coffee coops. Like Deborah, it’s a Canadian and Burundian company. As reflected in the brand’s name, Izere is founded on the values of hope and faith, traits that exemplify the strong spirit of resilience and optimism of the local people.
Izere Coffee makes it a point to treat every actor of the value chain with dignity and consideration. They put significant emphasis, through different processes, on the quality of their product. They believe that their coffee should speak for itself.
They are cognizant of the importance of ensuring that every actor on the value chain has a strong sense of ownership. From the small farmer in the hills to the final consumer, they would like to create a close-knit faithful community that is invested in and shares the success of Izere.