Burundi Buhorwa Buckeye
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Burundi coffee has only been back on the market for about 10 years since their civil war ended. Each year the quality has been improving. Buhorwa is the name of the washing mill that was one of the first to be privatized. They separate lots by quality and this lot is one their good ones. The coffee is imported through Crop to Cup who are hands on with helping the farmers produce good coffee year after year. We blindly cupped all of Crop to Cups Burundi microlots this year against Burundi microlots from several other importers, and the final two favorites were both Buhorwa Mill coffees. This lot was our very favorite.
This lot is from a region known as Buckeye and consists of just a few family farms. It is all a single varietal known as Jackson Bourbon varietal.
This is a washed process coffee and works at a variety of roast levels. If you roast it light -- 30 seconds past the end of the 1st cracks -- you have a clean, bright, tart coffee with lime, vanilla, cascara, and chocolate undertones and hints of roasted carrots. If you take it a little farther -- maybe 20 seconds shy of 2nd cracks beginning -- it really smooths out, has much more sweetness, and you get distinct brown sugar and orange tasting notes, some caramel/butterscotch undertones. Dark roast, well into the 2nd cracks you have a big bodied, sweet, almost buttery French Roast.
As espresso, it has a lot of crema and a carrot cake flavor (in a good way).
January 2018 arrival in USA.
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