Thursday, August 18, 2011

Featured Bean: Burundi Micro-Mill

Coffee: Burundi Kinyovu Micro Mill

Origin: Single
Varieties: Bourbons
Region: Northern Burundi
Elevation: 6200 feet
Processing: Fully Washed / Sun Dried on African Beds
Harvest Season: Early September – Late November

"Straight from Fratello's website"
The Cooperative: Burundi is often referred to as “The Heart of Africa”, and rightly so. The people of Burundi have an amazing spirit, and have fully embraced their raw talent for growing and harvesting coffee.  The Republic of Burundi has been independent since July 1st 1962, and is a small landlocked country just under 28,000 sq kilometres. Their population is around 8 million people, 50% of which is under the age of 14.  90% of population relies on farming as their main source of income, and coffee is by far the largest export.   Coffee Farming and production has quite literally saved many of their lives.

Machine: Hario V60 02
Grinder: Hario HandGrinder Slim
Beans: Burundi Kinyovu Micro Mill

Composition: Single Origin
Roasters: Fratello Coffee Roasters

Located: Calgary, AB

Price: $15.20/ 12oz. (3/4 lbs)
Specifications: 22g (brewed 330g) 35s Bloom, 2:50 brew

Verdict: wafts of aromatic sweet cardamom, cinnamon and citrus chocolate. Acidity is strong, but there is this sweetness that coats your mouth - similar to drinking organic unfiltered juice.

I'd suggest this to some who like bold chocolate but enjoys a bit of sweetness here and there.
MORE from FRATELLO in the upcoming weeks!!

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