Shembati #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> 1800m
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<p>This juicy and delicious coffee comes to us from the Shembati washing station in Kayanza, Burundi. Salum Ramadhan, the owner of several washing stations in Kayanza, built the washing station in 2016 after rule changes in Burundi required coffees to be processed closer to where they are grown. Salum had been receiving coffee cherry from Shembati small-holders at his other processing facilities and was so impressed with the quality that he built the station in Shembati just to keep producing their coffee. Now, the Shembati washing station processes about 700 tons of cherry each season and is experimenting with different shade drying procedures as well as honey and natural production.  
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Shembati #1 is a fully washed lot of bourbon beans that exudes fresh berry flavors. We taste a great, crisp black currant note that provides some tartness, along with a super juicy blueberry flavor that rivals the characteristic blueberry taste that some Kenyans and Ethiopians are famous for. A mellow brown sugar note contributes a bit of sweetness without pushing things over-the-top, creating an all-around tasty cup that strikes a great balance between bold flavors and smooth drinkability. In our experience, you'll want to brew more of this one than you think, it's all too easy to go for a second cup. Enjoy! 
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Tasting Notes: Black Currant, Blueberry, Brown Sugar

Variety: Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Kayanza, Burundi

Producers: Salum Ramadhan

Altitude: 1800m

This juicy and delicious coffee comes to us from the Shembati washing station in Kayanza, Burundi. Salum Ramadhan, the owner of several washing stations in Kayanza, built the washing station in 2016 after rule changes in Burundi required coffees to be processed closer to where they are grown. Salum had been receiving coffee cherry from Shembati small-holders at his other processing facilities and was so impressed with the quality that he built the station in Shembati just to keep producing their coffee. Now, the Shembati washing station processes about 700 tons of cherry each season and is experimenting with different shade drying procedures as well as honey and natural production.

Shembati #1 is a fully washed lot of bourbon beans that exudes fresh berry flavors. We taste a great, crisp black currant note that provides some tartness, along with a super juicy blueberry flavor that rivals the characteristic blueberry taste that some Kenyans and Ethiopians are famous for. A mellow brown sugar note contributes a bit of sweetness without pushing things over-the-top, creating an all-around tasty cup that strikes a great balance between bold flavors and smooth drinkability. In our experience, you'll want to brew more of this one than you think, it's all too easy to go for a second cup. Enjoy!

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Daniel S Bieler

Philadelphia

Member Since
September '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Lots of chocolate

Brewed up a full bodied cup that was very chocolate forward with a sugar cookie sweetness in the background. Not very complex and did not get much fruit aroma as the acidity seemed light. Finish stays with you for a while. Overall a nice brew with its own distinct features that is pretty enjoyable.

05/04/19

Jonathan Barton

Endicott

Member Since
December '15
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Well rounded, sweet with just a touch of berry tartness

This one lives firmly in the pleasant to drink territory. Chocolatey & sweet with a touch of cherry tartness to finish things out and keep it interesting. Brewed with a Chemex.

05/06/19

On 05/07/19 Tim Browning says

I really enjoyed it with the Chemex too. Also Aeropress.

Michael Hansen

BARRINGTON

Member Since
February '19
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

Excellent!

I'm really enjoying this coffee. Perfectly balanced. My favorite so far.

05/07/19

Tim Browning

Pocatello

Member Since
February '16
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84

Solid coffee

Definitely an above average brew here.

05/11/19