Burundi Muyinga Murago

Light roasts have a distinguishable note of loose-leaf black tea. This coffee cups best in the City+ - Full City roast range, capturing a more developed sweetness that is lost in super light roast levels. Full City roasts have a fairly 'classic' profile for Burundi coffees. To me, the core of this coffee's flavor profile is built around notes of caramel and a raw sugar sweetness, with slight maltiness you find in minimally processed sugars. Spices like cinnamon and clove come in and out of focus as the cup cools along with a faint flavor of cider. City+ to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Patio Sun-dried
Arrival date Nov 21 2013
Lot size 69bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade AA
Appearance .2 d/300g; 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City is recommended for brewed coffee; espresso will do well between Full City and Full City+
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
"Murago" is the name of the washing station where this coffee comes from. This used to be a state owned and run station, but back in 2012 this washing station was purchased by the Kalico Cooperative, a female owned coop operating in the province of Muyinga. The land runs the range of 1600 - 1800 meters, and is planted primarily in Bourbon. The washing station is replete with ten small floatation tanks allowing the coffee to be sorted prior to fermentation. With separate fermentation tanks, the folks at Kalico are able to keep coffees separated throughout the processing stage, allowing them to identify and isolate various qualities.
Murago is a fairly straight forward cup, with the dry fragrance consisting of brown sugar and honey wheat scent, along with an almost cinnamon toast smell to it. The wet aroma is very sweet with a bit of butter and caramel. Light roasts also have a distinguishable note of loose-leaf black tea. This coffee cups best in the City+ - Full City roast range, capturing a more developed sweetness that is lost in super light roast levels. Full City roasts have a fairly 'classic' profile for Burundi coffees. To me, the core of this coffee's flavor profile is built around notes of caramel and a raw sugar sweetness, with slight maltiness you find in minimally processed sugars. Spices like cinnamon and clove come in and out of focus as the cup cools along with a faint flavor of cider. At Full City, the mouthfeel is weighty, like apple juice (similar acidity too), and makes for an all around pleasing cup of coffee. While this may not have the complexity of some of Burundis we've had in the past, it makes up for it in the refined nature of it's flavor profile.