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BURUNDI NGOZI MUGOMERA WASHED

Posted by am Apr 17, 2013 in Products | Comments Off on BURUNDI NGOZI MUGOMERA WASHED

BURUNDI NGOZI MUGOMERA WASHED

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. And I guess this comes down to finding the right partners, as this year we have found not one but three coffees from the Ngozi district of Burundi which we are very very happy to share with you. Like most coffees from Africa, this comes from a smallholder coop. This one is from a coop called Mugomera CWS, which is located near to the town Ngozi (11km). The coop is made up of 885 farmers who all deliver their cherries to the wet mill. The coffee comes from the varietals Bourbon and Jackson (a Bourbon cultivation found primarily in Rwanda and Burundi), and goes through a double fermentation cycle. First the cherry is removed from the seed and then 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, this time for again around 12-18 hours. Finally 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 a dark chocolate front end followed by a mouthfeel that’s big and voluptuous, with the most delicate aftertaste of raspberry and vanilla. It takes me back to raspberry ripple and...

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