Burundi Kayanza Masha Anaerobic Natural

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$ 8.99

Captain's Gold top 3! This community microlot from Gatara was hand selected by Masha washing station for anaerobic natural processing in order to highlight effervescent brightness and sweet, fruity flavor. With notes of orange soda, peach, lime, raspberry and honey along with a silky smooth body and a clean finish, it's got summertime written all over it!

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Despite its small size, Burundi has established itself among the coffee greats of Africa over the last few years. For better or worse, almost all coffee grown in Burundi is of the Bourbon variety which lends an unusual amount of dependability and consistency to the origin profile. The best cups of Burundi we’ve had are similar to those found in Ethiopia whose wild heirloom varieties gave birth to Bourbon. So it’s no surprise that if you enjoy good Ethiopian coffee, you’re gonna love a good cup of Burundi as well!

Masha washing station buys cherry from over 2,500 farmers in its community. If that number shocks you, it’s important to keep in mind that more than 80% of coffee farmers in Burundi are smallholders. These are folks who only have a couple hundred coffee trees which produce less than a pallet (10 bags) of specialty grade coffee each season. That’s too little to attract a suitable buyer, so community washing stations like Masha sort and blend the local crop in order to create large enough profile focused lots to export.

Community lots like this one are a great way for washing stations to craft a coffee that showcases the local terroir. This particular microlot was selected for anaerobic fermentation then finished with natural processing in order to highlight its inherent brightness and sweet, fruity flavor. The cup has effervescent yet sweet acidity which we noted as orange soda. We also noted ripe peach, raspberry, limeade and honey in our samples. These tasty notes were well balanced with a silky smooth texture and a clean, quick finish. It’s delightful as a single origin drip, but where it really shines is as a flash iced coffee. Just in time for those hot summer days that beg for an afternoon pick-me-up!

Arrival Date: May 22nd, 2024 Harvest: 2023-2024 crop. Packed in Ecotact

Acidity & Brightness: Pleasant, effervescent brightness and very sweet

Balance & Finish: Good balance with a smooth, clean finish

Body & Texture: Full bodied and silky

Flavors: Orange soda, peach, raspberry, limeade & honey

Grade: Grade 1, Grown at 1672 masl

Processing: Anaerobic fermentation then dried in cherry (natural process) on raised beds

Grower: Smallholder farmers in the Gatara community organized around the Masha Washing Station

Region: Gatara, Kayanza Province, Burundi

Varieties: Local bourbon cultivars

Recommended Roast Range: City to Full City (Light to medium)

Start at City (light) or just into a rolling first crack if you’re looking to get as much florality as possible out of the cup. If you’re looking for more caramel and body in the cup, take it as dark as full medium or after first crack has ended, but before second crack begins. We recommend keeping it to full medium or lighter to get the most from this coffee. Most roasters will likely prefer a City+ (light-medium) roast as first crack is trailing off.

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Burundi Kayanza Masha Anaerobic Natural

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