Burundi Muyinga Rukanya-Rusheri

This lot from Muyinga has molasses and caramel sweetness, berry tones, all spice, a honey-wheat puff note, and subtle lemon water acidity. City to Full City. Great chocolatey espresso.
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88.1
  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Jan 15 2016
Lot size 80bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 15-17 screen
Roast Recommendations City+ to Full City+. In our tests City+ to Full City is where balance of fruit and sugary sweetness is found
Weight 1 LB
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" - 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.
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.