Episode 707


An unctuous mash up of sultanas and raisins gets a spoonful of treacle poured over it. A little grating of lemon zest keeps it all balanced, but this is all about the dried fruit and dark sugar.

  • Country: Burundi
  • Region: North East Burundi

  • Location: Kirundo county
  • Mill: CAFEX Kirundo

  • Drymill: Gashoho
  • Producers: 365
  • Altitude: 1,450-1,600 m.a.s.l.
  • Processing method: Natural
  • Varietal: Bourbon
  • Soil type: Red non-hydromorphic spodosols, iron-rich
  • Rainfall: 848mm average per year

Cupping Notes

Sultanas, raisins, treacle

  • Clean cup: (1–8): 6
  • Sweetness: (1–8): 6.5
  • Acidity: (1–8): 6
  • Mouthfeel: (1–8): 7
  • Flavour: (1–8): 6.5
  • Aftertaste: (1–8): 6
  • Balance: (1–8): 6
  • Overall: (1–8): 6.5
  • Correction:(+36): +36
  • Total (max. 100): 86.5

Roast Information:
Medium Dark - taking it steadily through first, through the gap and up to the cusp of second - you want to give it time to let the heavy body and dark sugar flavours to develop fully.


Kirundo

In the Kirundo Province of North East Burundi, sits the Kirundo Mill and the Cafex washing station. CAFEX was launched by a Belgian-Burundian couple who wanted to combine the local tradition of coffee production with positively and sustainably developing the local area.

 

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