Amount: 12oz. (About 30 cups)
Process: Natural, Hand-Processed
Altitude: 2,000 - 2,100m
Drying Method: Sun-dried on raised beds
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Red Fruit, Jasmine, Hibiscus, Dark Chocolate
Flavor Profile: Sweet
Burundian coffee tends to be sweet with a bright acidity, big body, and citrus, blueberry, and wild notes. High-quality, high-altitude Burundi coffees have fruits, flowers, and honey notes with consistency, balance, and body.
The sweet and clean flavor along with other characteristics of Burundi coffee has often led to comparisons with the coffees of neighboring Rwanda, particularly in the northern region of Kayanza, where it neighbors on the Rwandan border.
Roast Profile: Medium
Kirimiro prefers a medium roast as this allow its delicate qualities to shine and enhance the coffee's bright acidity. We recommend a medium roast versus a dark roast as we find darker roasts reduce the floral and fruity notes of coffee beans. It takes years of practice to strike the correct roasting balance, and our customers tell us all that we need to hear!
Type: Whole Bean
The advantage of buying whole bean coffee is that the flavor is much stronger, and the subtle tastes of your specific type of bean are more noticeable. You will get that "fresh" quality everyone looks for in a delicious cup of coffee.
Region: Kirimori, Burundi
Burundi’s volcanic soil and approximate 1,200 mm of rainfall a year (The World Bank) create a great environment for growing coffee. Volcanic soil is rich in nutrients such as nitrogen, which coffee plants need, and tends to hold water well.
Ephrem Sebatigita, a Q grader with more than 30 years in the coffee industry, indicates that there are two “parameters” that characterize Burundian coffee. First of all, there’s “the different varieties, like Bourbon and it’s different sub varieties (Jackson and Blue mountain).” The Bourbon variety is known for its great sweetness and body.
These are the most well-known coffee-growing regions in Burundi. However, you’ll also find good coffee in lesser amounts in some southern regions of Burundi, such as Buragane.
What’s more, you have Burundi’s processing methods. Coffee in Burundi – like other East African countries – is often double washed/double fermented. This is a unique processing method that results in very clean, bright flavor profiles.
This is taking place in the country’s western highlands in the mountainous region known as Boyo which benefits from nutrient-rich, dark volcanic soils.
You should store coffee beans at room temperature before brewing. To get the best results, store your beans in a dry, airtight container. When choosing a container and location for your favorite blend, it is essential to avoid air, moisture, heat, and light.
New research has established that drinking coffee can activate the body's fat-fighting defenses. This new research is a discovery that could have potentially significant implications in the battle against obesity and diabetes. According to researchers at the University of Nottingham, coffee may help stimulate our brown fat reserves, also known as brown adipose tissue, which plays a key role in how quickly we can burn calories.
We source our whole green coffee beans from farms across Africa that pay well above market value, which helps ensure ethically sustainable farming practices.
Our coffee is hand-picked, hand-washed, and then dried on raised beds as this allows the time necessary for the floral, sweet, and fruity notes to take hold.