Pineapple, Grapefruit, White Tea
This coffee is produced in Muyinga province, in northern Burundi, a beautiful hilly region with an average altitude of 1500 – 1700 m.a.s.l.
Around 2000 farmers work on over 50 hectares around this area and they all work together with the washing station. Coffee is central to Burundi’s economy and represents an important source of income in the family economy supporting education, and access to cash to construct houses.
That’s a fun fact: Kiryama comes from the verb “Kuryama“ which means “to sleep“ in Kirundi. Royal Princes used to sleep on this hill and they rested well before going about their usual activities in the region. This luxuriant and beautiful hill influenced the Catholic missionaries to set up a parish where Italian priests lived for more than 20 years.
It reminds us of the acidity of Kenyan coffees and we’re so impressed to have found such great clarity in this Burundian coffee: you can find a tea-like mouthfeel with delicate fruity notes such as grapefruit and pineapple.
It expresses its best in filter methods but it’s so interesting in espresso roast too.
Farm: various producers, Karambo washing station
Variety: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1500 – 1700 m.a.s.l.
Cup Profile: Pineapple, Grapefruit, White Tea
Head Roaster: Pietro Vannelli