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. We think this coffee is especially well-suited to a moka pot or even Turkish preparation - but we're confident it will perform in all brewing methods. Drop us a line and let us know what brew 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. We think this coffee is especially well-suited to a moka pot or even Turkish preparation - but we're confident it will perform in all brewing methods. Drop us a line and let us know what brew 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

Honolulu

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