Tasting Notes: Plum, Cane Sugar, Floral
Origin: Kayanza, Burundi
Producers: Nimu Silas
Cup Score (Importer): 88
This washed coffee is a selection of high-quality bourbon beans from all four of Salum Ramadhan's washing stations in Burundi. Nimu Silas is the name of Salum's quality manager, and this lot was crafted specifically by Nimu out of cherries they received from small-holders across all of their different washing stations. Salum and Nimu are extremely detail-oriented when it comes to their beans - multiple rounds of hand-sorting and rigorous production protocols produce honey, natural, and washed coffees with exceptional clarity of flavor. Competition is fierce in Burundi for high-quality coffee, so Salum and Nimu often pay well above market price to secure cherry from their favorite small-holders and invest in local infrastructure projects that will help farmers grow coffee and deliver it to the washing station.
Nimu Silas is essentially a greatest hits album of African coffee flavors. There's a juicy plum note, raw cane sugar sweetness, and a strong floral quality that's evident even in the aroma of the brew. It makes sense that the coffee named after the quality manager would be a showstopper, but we were still blown away by how enjoyable this cup is. Grab your favorite brewing method and get ready for an unforgettable coffee.