Burundi Ngozi Rugambo Washed 2013


Bean name Burundi Ngozi Rugambo Washed 2013
Country Burundi
Region Northern
Other info Varietal: Bourbon and Jackson


AT LAST! At last what? I hear you cry. At last we have found a Burundi worthy of stocking on Has Bean. I knew that great Burundis existed, I had tasted them from some US roasters, but everything I got offered in the UK was …… well just disappointing. But not any more with this, the first of three lots we have brought in from Burundi this year, all showing the diversity of this tiny but great coffee producing country.

Like most of Africa, this coffee comes from a small holder co-op, in this case called Rugambo, which is located near to the town Ngozi (69km). The co-op is made up of 2165 farmers who all all deliver their cherry to the wet mill.

The coffee comes from the varietals Bourbon and Jackson (a Bourbon cultivar found primarily in Rwanda and Burundi) and goes through a double fermentation cycle. First the cherry is removed from the seed and the seeds are left to dry ferment for around 12-18 hours depending on weather conditions. Then after this process water is added to the seeds to introduce a second wet fermentation, once again for around 12-18 hours. Then the seeds are taken to raised beds where they are dried for 14-21 days to a moisture level of around 11%.

In the cup expect bright, fresh acidity, think sweet raspberry in a mash up with a tropical fruit salad. The mouthfeel is huge and gloopy and the finish like a bunch of aromatic flowers. A delicious brewed coffee.

Farm: Rugabo CWS
Farmer: Cooperative
City: Ngozi
Region: Northern
Country: Burundi
Altitude: 1600-1800 masl
Washing station altitude: 1691 masl

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

"Quick Look" Guide:
Bright, sweet raspberry, tropical fruit, gloopy mouthfeel, floral aftertaste.

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Cupping notes

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

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