Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma

Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma

Farm Description

Washing station Kavugangoma gets its name from the hill on which it is located in the Muyinga Province. "Kavugangoma" literal translation is "sound of the drums". The station serves more than 2000 farmers in the area, growing and hand-picking coffee on land adjacent to their homes. Water comes from the nearby, mountain-fed stream, and is run through state of the art filtration system before being reintroduced. The coffees we picked up this year are from the different hills surrounding Kavugangoma, or "collines". Coffee in the area is grown at an average of 1700 meters, it's all Bourbon, fully washed, and meticulously hand sorted along the way.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

A smell of baked sugar and cinnamon stick permeate from the ground coffee of City roasts, and deeper bittersweetness with a vanilla bean accent in our Full City roast. The wet grounds develop a ginger cookie smell - molasses, candied ginger, and cinnamon - and breaking the crust lets off a delicate scent of loose leaf teas. Cup flavors at a City follow suit, English Breakfast and Darjeeling tea notes lead with simple syrup like sweetness underneath. These tea-like characteristics are clean, well defined, and perceived acidity mimics the mouthfeel of tannins found in black tea too. Notes of apple, dried ginger, and mace spice come up as the cup cools, subtle, and delicate in nature. The presence of fruited notes increases with deeper roasting, stone fruits come to mind, and intermingle nicely with a "Tootsie Roll" like flavor. Being a bigger-bodied Burundi, this is one is a great single origin espresso option, distilled chocolate and fruit flavors, and a bittersweetness that won't quit.

February 2017 arrival.

Score

87.4

Lot Size

30 x 60kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City for brewed coffee, maybe a tad darker for espresso applications

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Bourbon    

Grade & Appearance

A1; .2 d/300gr, 15+ screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
Bookmark and Share
Available in 50 pound GrainPro packages for $212.50 ($4.25/pound) and in 100 pound GrainPro packages for $410.00 ($4.10/pound). Note that 100 pound bags must ship freight. Also available as a 300g sample.
Sampling FAQs

Tending to the nursery, young bourbon trees

Patchwork of coffee drying on raised beds

Sorting out visible defects while parchment covered coffee dries on raised beds

Beautiful old bike at the mill; they feel like the frame tubing's been filled with cement!
 

Further Green Coffee Offerings

Sweet Maria's Ethiopiques Blend

By standard cupping methods for brewed coffees, the ...

El Salvador Finca Las Animas

Las Animas shows it's sweetest side when roasting to City+/...

Guatemala Antigua Pulcal Inteligente Lot 1

Pulcal Inteligente is a sweet and ...