Nestled deep within the heart of the small coffee producing country of Burundi, on the border of Kayanza Province, is the village of Bukeye. Bukeye bustles with all the activity of village life and that activity spills to the very edge of the road. People sewing garments on foot pedal machines, selling beans from huge sacks, hanging freshly butchered goats for the noon meal and repairing bicycles with just one tool. Just beyond this village, down a tree lined dirt road, lies the backbone of Long Miles Coffee Project; the Bukeye washing station.
Bukeye is the first washing station built by Ben and Kristy Carlson, an American family who see the potential of Burundi coffee and its farmers.