Mbirizi #1

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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> 1900m
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<p>This washed coffee comes to us from the Mbirizi washing station, which is another of Salum Ramadhan's washing stations in Kayanza, Burundi. This station is located high up on the Nyabihanga hillside and receives some of the highest grown coffees that Salum processes. They've invested heavily in shade-drying equipment at Mbirizi which allows the coffee to dry more evenly and makes it easier for sorters to pick out defective beans early-on in the drying process since they're easier to see in the shade. It's a small change that can have a great impact on cup quality later on, and it's great to see producers like Salum investing in facilities that will continue to improve the already stellar coffees coming out of Burundi. 
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Mbirizi #1 is a bold coffee with robust flavors and a heavy body. We taste a berry sweetness combined with a dark chocolate note that gives the cup a decadent, dessert-like quality. Interestingly, there's a note of spice to this brew that reminds us of something like cardamom, and it interacts very well with the chocolate flavor to produce a cup that's sure to be a hit when entertaining. Drop us a line and let us know what brewing method works best for you! 
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Tasting Notes: Berry, Dark Chocolate, Cardamom

Variety: Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Kayanza, Burundi

Producers: Salum Ramadhan

Altitude: 1900m

This washed coffee comes to us from the Mbirizi washing station, which is another of Salum Ramadhan's washing stations in Kayanza, Burundi. This station is located high up on the Nyabihanga hillside and receives some of the highest grown coffees that Salum processes. They've invested heavily in shade-drying equipment at Mbirizi which allows the coffee to dry more evenly and makes it easier for sorters to pick out defective beans early-on in the drying process since they're easier to see in the shade. It's a small change that can have a great impact on cup quality later on, and it's great to see producers like Salum investing in facilities that will continue to improve the already stellar coffees coming out of Burundi.

Mbirizi #1 is a bold coffee with robust flavors and a heavy body. We taste a berry sweetness combined with a dark chocolate note that gives the cup a decadent, dessert-like quality. Interestingly, there's a note of spice to this brew that reminds us of something like cardamom, and it interacts very well with the chocolate flavor to produce a cup that's sure to be a hit when entertaining. Drop us a line and let us know what brewing method works best for you!

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Yaroslav Kolomiyets

Orlando

Member Since
August '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Great Coffee

Surprised this hasn't been reviewed yet as I found it immensely enjoyable and nice change from the lighter roasts. Medium bodied with a delectable chocolate note and a nice, long finish. There is definitely a bit of spice towards the end that pushes this one over the top for me

05/03/19

Peter Gertonson

Ft. Drum

Member Since
July '17
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Loved it

Solid flavor, smooth,

05/07/19

Aaron Neptune

Aurora

Member Since
February '18
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Very good

I liked this coffee.

05/24/19

Jennifer Crocker

Santa Monica

Member Since
June '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious!

Really impressed by this roast. Flavor is excellent. The berry isn't overpowering, and the chocolate note really embodies each cup.

07/01/19

Austin Teague

Spring

Member Since
November '18
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Really nice and subtle

Like others have said, this is a really enjoyable roast.

07/01/19

Fr. John Braun

Fredericktown

Member Since
February '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Best

This coffee is the best. Best reason to wake-up.

07/09/19

Jarrod Heinz

Harrisburg

Member Since
March '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Fantastic

I've been a member for a couple years, and this is one of my favorites so far

07/13/19

David R

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c

Excellent

Smooth, fairly complex, chewy, and tasty. Good bean.

07/16/19

Melanie Claire Wiggins McMillan

Fayetteville

Member Since
April '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Deep flavored

Deep flavored with wonderful berry bite. Wonderful cup of coffee.

07/19/19

Allison Priore

Jim Thorpe

Member Since
December '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Delicious coffee

This was one of my favorite coffees so far. It's flavorful, but in a good way; the blend of tastes is incredibly pleasant but not boring. I was sad when I reached the end of every cup. I prefer dessert for breakfast, so for me, this was perfect.

08/02/19