Burundi Mutara Hill Natural Bourbon / Jackson 2016


Bean name Burundi Mutara Hill Natural Bourbon / Jackson 2016
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 Mutura hills at an altitude of 1,450 metres above sea level. The coffee processed at the station is from hills between 1,450 and 1,750 m.a.s.l.

The washing station is a private, family-run business. The owner is passionate about coffee; he wanted make his European and Burundian cultural background benefit the Burundian coffee farming community, and so offer great Burundian coffees to the world. The washing station is managed by qualified and trained staff to maximise the quality of the coffee throughout the processing chain.

We've searched for a long time to find great Burundian coffee and were so very happy when we came across this coffee last year. Each year the samples would arrive, and we were just not happy with the quality. I knew great Burundi coffees – like this one – existed, because I had tasted them from other roasters, but we just couldn't find the coffee for us...until this arrived! Boom!

This coffee comes from the varietals Bourbon and Jackson (which is a Bourbon cultivation found primarily in Rwanda and Burundi), and it's the first time I have found anyone doing naturally processed lots from this area.

In the cup you've got blackcurrants and liquorice covered in booze! There's plenty of dark chocolate then a little dried fruit on the finish that for me is Medjool date.

Country: Burundi?
Region: Northern?
City: Kirundo?
Farm: Cafex?
Farmer: Cooperative?
Altitude: 1,450 – 1,750 m.a.s.l.
Washing station altitude: 1,450 m.a.s.l.
Processing method: Natural
Varietal: Bourbon and Jackson

Roasting Information
Medium Dark - Just up to 2nd, but no more.

"Quick Look" Guide
Blackcurrant, liquorice, boozy, dark chocolate, dried fruit, Medjool date.

Good filter?

Good espresso?

Cupping notes

Clean cup 6/8
Sweetness 6/8
Acidity 6/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 8/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 6/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 89

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