Valerie has been farming coffee for many years. She grows coffee together with her husband on their plantation in the Kabarore commune, close to our Yandaro washing station. At the moment they have 300 trees on their plantation. She has six children who are all students. One is at university; two are in secondary school and three are in primary school. The coffee she grows single-handedly provides money for her children’s schooling as well as food and clothing for her family. We asked Valerie what makes Burundi coffee so special. Her response was that the coffee in this country can help to resolve many problems, not just for her family but for other families in her community.