Burundi Mutara Hill Natural 2014


Bean name Burundi Mutara Hill Natural 2014
Country Burundi
Region Northern
Other info Varietal: Bourbon and Jackson


This coffee is from the Cafex washing station located in the North of Burundi, in the Province of Kirundo. The washing station is on the Burundians hills at a 1450m of altitude. The coffee processsed at the station are from hills between 1450 and 1750 m of altitude.

The washing station is a private family business, passionate about coffee, who wanted to put his cultural mix of Europe and Burundi to the benefit of the Burundian coffee farming community and offer great Burundian coffees to the world. The washing station is managed by qualified and trained staff to maximize the quality of the coffee during all the processing chain.

We searched for a long time for great Burundi coffees. Every year the samples would arrive, and we were just not happy with the quality. I knew great Burundi coffees - like this one – existed, as I had tasted them from other roasters, but we just couldn't find the coffee for us.

The coffee comes from the varietals Bourbon and Jackson (a Bourbon cultivation found primarily in Rwanda and Burundi), and is the first time I have found anyone doing naturally processed lots from here. I'm still not sure how we managed to get this tiny lot out of Burundi, but we have and we hope you enjoy.

In the cup this is so different to what I expected. Leather notes, with a blackcurrant syrup and cassis and a dark chocolate aftertaste. A huge body.

Farm: Cafex
Farmer: Cooperative
City: Kirundo
Region: Northern
Country: Burundi
Altitude: 1450-1750 masl
Washing station altitude: 1450 masl

Roasting Information:
Stop this before it gets anywhere near second crack.

"Quick Look" Guide:
Leather, blackcurrant syrup,cassis, Dark Chocolate,huge body.

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Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 8/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 90

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