Burundi Prestige Cup #1 - Kiryama

The cup is fantastic. It is very sweet, with malic acidity, fruit jelly, mango, cherry and peach juice, turning toward blackberry with more roast. It seems to work on all roast levels from City+ to Full City. My darker roast had this amazing chocolate and buttercream frosting mouthfeel. Needless to say, I like this coffee at lot. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process Kenya Type
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Mar 7 2012
Lot size 4bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .0 d/300gr, 15-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City Roast; this coffee seems to work at a wide range of levels.
Weight 1 LB
This very small lot is the 1st place coffee from the Burundi Prestige Cup competition. I went a couple times to Burundi this year, the latest as a judge for the competition. The amazing potential of Burundi coffee was truly revealed in the great lots submitted to the event. Kiryama is a cooperative that is part of Sogestal Kayanza. In Burundi all the coops are administered by the Sogestal which helps in processing the lots, warehousing, transportation and marketing. It's like a "coop of coops". Kiryama mill is at 1760 meters, with much of coffee coming from smallholder farms up to 1900 meters.
The dry fragrance is what you might call "fruit forward," with dark blackberries, tropical fruit juice, fig newton cookie, red honey. The wet aroma has a more winey aspect to the fruit, Syrah-like, with plum, cherry and allspice. The cup is fantastic. It is very sweet, with malic acidity, fruit jelly, mango, cherry and peach juice, turning toward blackberry with more roast. It seems to work on all roast levels from City+ to Full City. My darker roast had this amazing chocolate and buttercream frosting mouthfeel. Needless to say, I like this coffee at lot.