Buziraguhindwa Shade #2

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<b>Variety: </b> Bourbon
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<b> Processing: </b> Washed
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<b> Origin: </b>  Kayanza, Burundi
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<b> Producers:</b> Salum Ramadhan
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<b> Altitude: </b>2000m
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<p>This coffee is another lovely bourbon out of Kayanza, Burundi that was processed at the Buziraguhindwa washing station - resulting from one of their many shade-drying experiments. Buziraguhindwa is a well-equipped facility that has over 220 drying tables with various set-ups, including shade drying options. These are partially covered - either by shade screens or a second drying bed (sort of like a coffee-drying bunk bed). Shading the beans while they are drying helps regulate their temperature and moisture content with the goal of a more even moisture content in the final product. We found the quality and consistency of the lots coming out of Buziraguhindwa to be exceptional, which is why we secured a couple of different lots to explore how processing affects flavor in the final cup. 
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This particular lot of bourbon is a great change of pace. A strong but not abrasive apricot note defines the flavor, accented by subtle hints of cherry. What stands out most to us is the cup's incredible smoothness - it has a rich, almost creamy quality that compliments the flavors really well. Our recommendation is to take a few moments to yourself, brew a cup, and enjoy it slowly. We think you'll be glad you did! 
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Tasting Notes: Apricot, Cream, Honey

Variety: Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Kayanza, Burundi

Producers: Salum Ramadhan

Altitude: 2000m

This coffee is another lovely bourbon out of Kayanza, Burundi that was processed at the Buziraguhindwa washing station - resulting from one of their many shade-drying experiments. Buziraguhindwa is a well-equipped facility that has over 220 drying tables with various set-ups, including shade drying options. These are partially covered - either by shade screens or a second drying bed (sort of like a coffee-drying bunk bed). Shading the beans while they are drying helps regulate their temperature and moisture content with the goal of a more even moisture content in the final product. We found the quality and consistency of the lots coming out of Buziraguhindwa to be exceptional, which is why we secured a couple of different lots to explore how processing affects flavor in the final cup.

This particular lot of bourbon is a great change of pace. A strong but not abrasive apricot note defines the flavor, accented by subtle hints of cherry. What stands out most to us is the cup's incredible smoothness - it has a rich, almost creamy quality that compliments the flavors really well. Our recommendation is to take a few moments to yourself, brew a cup, and enjoy it slowly. We think you'll be glad you did!

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Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Apricot!... nice

This coffee is meant for the Aeropress for sure. Apricot was clearly there with cardamom that lingered beautifully in the finish. A distinct earthiness as well. Complex yet composed... Great stuff!

06/09/19

Randall LaLonde

Glenfield

Member Since
July '15
5stars 977a63ea249ef736d2f106472a64225717c674dde0491b02410bf453b125cb82

Buziraguhindwa

Smooth tasting coffee, but I had trouble finding real pizzaz in this one.

07/04/19

Matthew Zinn

CLARKSVILLE

Member Since
June '19
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Undeniable Apricot Notes

Worked great with a French Press. Very smooth; taste was just not my favorite. Still a fantastic tasting cup of coffee.

07/07/19