In Burundi, coffee is an important contributor to the economy and a major source of income for many families that depend on the industry. Coffee contributes to 30% of the countries exports. Burundi is a small country that produces mainly Arabica coffee of the Bourbon variety and washed process. It is grown at high altitudes and is often characterized by bright acidity and pleasant citrus notes, which is particularly the case in the Kayanza region. The coffee sector consists mainly of small producers who own between 50 and 200 trees, who sell their cherries to the mills that prepare the coffees for export.