Burundi Muyinga Kavugangoma

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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process (Washed)
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Arrival date Feb 13 2017
Lot size 30bags/boxes
Bag size 60.00kg
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .2 d/300g - 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City for brewed coffee, maybe a tad darker for espresso applications
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
Washing station Kavugangoma gets its name from the hill on which it is located in the Muyinga Province. "Kavugangoma" literal translation is "sound of the drums". The station serves more than 2000 farmers in the area, growing and hand-picking coffee on land adjacent to their homes. Water comes from the nearby, mountain-fed stream, and is run through state of the art filtration system before being reintroduced. The coffees we picked up this year are from the different hills surrounding Kavugangoma, or "collines". Coffee in the area is grown at an average of 1700 meters, it's all Bourbon, fully washed, and meticulously hand sorted along the way.
A smell of baked sugar and cinnamon stick permeate from the ground coffee of City roasts, and deeper bittersweetness with a vanilla bean accent in our Full City roast. The wet grounds develop a ginger cookie smell - molasses, candied ginger, and cinnamon - and breaking the crust lets off a delicate scent of loose leaf teas. Cup flavors at a City follow suit, English Breakfast and Darjeeling tea notes lead with simple syrup like sweetness underneath. These tea-like characteristics are clean, well defined, and perceived acidity mimics the mouthfeel of tannins found in black tea too. Notes of apple, dried ginger, and mace spice come up as the cup cools, subtle, and delicate in nature. The presence of fruited notes increases with deeper roasting, stone fruits come to mind, and intermingle nicely with a "Tootsie Roll" like flavor. Being a bigger-bodied Burundi, this is one is a great single origin espresso option, distilled chocolate and fruit flavors, and a bittersweetness that won't quit.