Tasting Notes: Nectarine, Chocolate, Tannic
Origin: Cibitoke, Burundi
Producers: Salum Ramadhan
Sehe Collective is Salum Ramadhan's washing station in the Cibitoke province of Burundi. This is a medium-sized washing station that is notable for its clear natural water source, making it a great place to process washed coffees without needing expensive irrigation or additional infrastructure. The area around Sehe Collective is fairly remote, and many of the small-holders don't have reliable ways to transport their cherry to the station. Because of this, Salum employs collectors that go around the local area picking up cherry to help ensure that everyone growing great coffee has the chance to sell it.
Sehe Collective #1 is a very unique lot with flavors that we're really excited about. A tasty nectarine sweetness pairs well with a smooth chocolatey flavor that fills out the cup and makes a very pleasant aroma while brewing. We were also struck by a tannic quality in this cup, similar to that of a fine wine, that lends a subtle bit of astringency and dryness to the finish. This makes for a very clean cup whose flavors don't linger in an aftertaste as much as other coffees, which is really cool to experience for seasoned coffee veterans and new explorers alike. Enjoy!