I’ve had good and bad experiences with Burundi coffees, and this is definitely one of the GOOD ones. These are large AA beans and has a low rate of defects. Great taste, here's what to expect:
Light roast, just out of the first cracks: Immense aroma, bright acidity, complex undertones.
Medium roast: 10 seconds into 2nd cracks, but not rolling 2nd cracks: smooth, sweet, juicy. Really drinkable, I think pretty much anyone would enjoy this.
Dark roast: 40 seconds into rolling 2nd cracks, deep french roast: Surprisingly thick body, surprisingly sweet, aromatic, with undertones of blackened berries, and right before you swallow there's a taste of zinc, which sounds odd but it works. An aftertaste like a great red wine that just lingers in a way that makes your mouth happy.
Burundi coffee has been off the map for the past 20 years because of the civil war and unrest, but Burundi is back. Coffee is their main source of income, and their coffee does indeed deserve its reputation as being among the finest in the world.
January 2014 arrival in USA, packed in grainpro bags so it still tastes the same as when it arrived. I'm hoping to keep this one in stock through the end of the year.
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