Recommended Roast Level:
We've had some very unique and delicious Burundi coffees over the years. However, the biggest dud we've ever had was also from this country. For the dud, the early crop season sample was amazing, however, when the production lot hit our shop it was like a completely different coffee. I guess that is the risk you run sometimes. Since then, I've been a little gunshy on this country of origin. Frankly, the sample had to be from the actual lot that I was buying, and sometimes in those cases, you lose out on the best coffees. I then wanted the coffee to be so good that I was willing to take the risk again. This coffee checked all of those boxes and then some.
The flavor notes of this coffee are almost shocking. If you were to read the notes below alone, you'd think, "Why is Matt getting so excited about this one?" Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar & Butterscotch are not really anything out of the ordinary. However, you put those together in this coffee and it just tastes like you're drinking a coffee candy. This coffee is great in every type of brewing method, but as long as we have it available it will be my go-to recommendation for people asking for Espresso. The sweetness of the bean, the slight cherry finish will pair perfectly with a pulled espresso shot. Pour some steamed heavy cream in there and you'll have this decadent treat so good you'll want to entertain just so you can show off your barista skills.
Rama Women's Association Coffee Production:
This coffee was motivated by the advancement of the Rama women's association, and the Sucafina team (KF, Bugestal, Bucafe,) in Burundi noticed that there was a lot of enthusiasm among women farmers around Mubaga. Mubaga was the station that had more female farmers compared to other washing stations.
After several "household awareness" training where the importance of the woman is taught in a household, some farmer leaders explained to us that since their wives participated in all the activities and management of their household income, they noticed that there was has a very great improvement in their standard of living.
||Natural (Dry Process)
||Milk Chocolate, Brown Sugar, Butterscotch, Cherry
|Recommended Brew Methods:
||Drip, Espresso, Immersion (French Press), Cold Brew
||Rama Women's Association
||Grade 1 Red Bourbon