Deborah Ntawigirira

  • Founder & CEO
  • IZERE Coffee

IZERE Coffee is a company I co-founded with my mother in order to bring in specialty Burundian coffee from coffee coops. Like me, 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.

We make it a point to treat every actor of the value chain with dignity and consideration. We put significant emphasis, through different processes, on the quality of our product. We believe that our coffee should speak for itself. We 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, we would like to create a close-knit faithful community that is invested in and shares the success of Izere.

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About This Talk

Deborah will take you on a discovery journey of the character of the African Burundi bean. Participants will be able to sample their beans and learn about the product of Burundi’s rich soil and the dedication of local small farmers.

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