Burundi - Bahire
Structure and sweetness from a smallholder farm in a developing coffee region
Rum Raisin, Earl Grey, Caramel
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Coffee Tasting Notes
Incredibly sweet, well-structured, bourbon cultivar coffee, with notes of caramel, chocolate and earl gray tea. The cup opens with a round chocolate and caramel sweetness and finishes with a citrus acidity, a subtle bergamot orange. The black-tea like floral notes, combine with the citrus to create the impression of earl gray tea. Dried fruit, especially raisin notes, as well as some mild spice notes help round out the cup.
About The Coffee Producer
The bourbon cultivars which compose this lot lend an incredible amount of sweetness and structure to the coffee. The deep, loamy, volcanic soils further extenuate the structure of the coffee, while the shade trees and great altitude of cultivation help create a complex depth of flavor.
This coffee is produced by the Bahire community of smallholder farmers. Bahire is a Kirundi word that roughly translates to be well, be happy, or be prosperous. The coffee washing station also paid an additional premium that goes directly towards education, microloan, and grant programs designed to better Burundians living in the rural, coffee-producing areas.
This coffee is prepared for export by the founding company of the Burundian national chapter of the International Women’s Coffee Alliance, which helps women create meaningful, sustainable lives, through education and ownership of the farms and mills which they operate.
How To Brew Burundi Bahire Coffee
We recommend starting at a 1:15 brew ratio and 200-205°F water. Using more coffee and hotter water will produce more dried fruit, chocolate, and caramel notes, while cooler water will produce a more floral cup
Varieties: Various Bourbon Cultivars
Processing Method: Double washed, hand sorted, shade and sun dried on raised beds