Farm/Producer: Bukeye washing station
Region: Burundi, Muramvya
Altitude: 1700 - 2100 masl
Variety: Bourbon Heirloom
Cup Profile: Juicy, Peach, Nectarine, Marie Biscuit
Our last release for the year comes from the coffee project started in Burundi by Long Miles Coffee. Long Miles Coffee was born from the idea of being the link between roasters wanting consistently high-quality coffee and local farmers being looked after and paid fairly. Ben and Kirsty Carlson embarked on this journey in 2011 and from working with 50 farmers in the beginning has now risen to 5500 coffee farming families.
We have decided to showcase three lots of theirs, each lot comes from a different washing station, slightly different terroir, and different processing method. In this way you are able to experience a range of what Long Miles Burundi has to offer. It's also a fun way of tasting how processing methods alter the taste profile.
The first one up is a washed processed Burundi from the Bukeye washing station on the border of northern Kayanza. This coffee produced everything we expected of it in the cup; juicy acidity, notes of peach, and nectarine especially on filter. Espressos highlighted more of the Nectarine sweetness but also the acidity that comes with it. In milk, we got Marie Biscuit nothing overpowering but still nothing lost when adding milk.