Burundi Muyinga Rukanya-Rusheri

Burundi Muyinga Rukanya-Rusheri

Farm Description

Here is another coffee from a relatively new washing station in Muyinga province. The station was built about five years ago, and is situated near a mountain-fed stream, which gains them great access to clean water for processing coffee. They've also installed a state of the art filtration system to handle the water post-processing, in order to put clean water back into the ecosystem. "Rukanya" and "Rusheri" are names of two of the three hillside villages who delivered this coffee. The folks at this station buy cherry from several "collines" - Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. ">French for hill tops - in the surrounding area. Coffee is delivered by bike or by foot, one bag at a time (see the first pic below). There is a small holder tradition in this region, "farms" often less than a hectare adjacent to their homes. Altitude is between 1450 - 1750 meters, and like most of the region, entirely Bourbon stock.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

Burundi coffees often have heavy baking spice notes in the aroma, this coffee definitely playing into this expectation. Clove and cinnamon stick spices permeate from the dry fragrance, with a sweetness that's like a mix of vanilla and raw sugar. This molasses-like sugar smell sees a boost in the wet aromatics, with accents of cinnamon-spice tea. Cupping a City+ roast show black tea vibrance on the mild-to-moderate end of the spectrum, but does a lot to anchor flavors of caramel, all spice, and a sort of honey-wheat puff cereal. A subtle lemon water accent comes out as the cup cools. Edging toward Full City makes for a balanced cup, thick caramel and nougat sweetness, and a great mix of dark chocolate and berry tones. We pulled an espresso shot with our Full City roast and were rewarded with dense cocoa flavors, high % cacao bar with roasted nibs, berry brightness, and vanilla bean aromatics in the finish.

Score

88.1

Lot Size

80 x 60kg bags

Roast Recommendations

City+ to Full City+. In our tests City+ to Full City is where balance of fruit and sugary sweetness is found

Processing

Wet Process

Varietal

Bourbon    

Grade & Appearance

A1; .4 d/300gr, 15-17 screen

Packaging

Shipped to us in GrainPro
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Bucket of ripe cherry at the delivery station

This one's been pruned many times; newer growth/ancient stump

"Coffee bikes"; transportation in style at the mill

Hanging around the drying beds at the coffee processing site
 

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