Try both our Burundi's from JNP coffee side by side! We've got a natural and a fully washed coffee from the same producer, which is a rarity. Roast both separately and taste the difference processing makes or blend them for a unique experience! Available while supplies of both coffees last, each unit sold includes 1 pound of each coffee.
Arrival Date: March 12th, 2021
Acidity & Brightness: Zesty brightness, sweet (natural) Bright and delicately sweet (washed)
Balance & Finish: Slightly complex, dry finish (natural) Very balanced, clean finish (washed)
Body & Texture: Full body, silky (natural) Medium body, smooth (washed)
Flavors: Orange zest, raspberry, pineapple and dark cherry (natural) Apple cider, caramel, peach and lemongrass (washed)
Grade: A - Large Beans, very dense, grown at 1800 masl
Processing: Natural, dried on raised beds (natural) Fully washed, hand-picked, sun dried (washed)
Roasting: We prefer these coffees between City Plus and Full City (Light-medium to Medium). You'll still get plenty of body even when the coffee is on the light side and you'll be able to enjoy the more subtle flavors. You could take it as dark as Full City Plus (Medium-Dark).
Reminder! This coffee is green (raw). It must be roasted before brewing
Natural: I can't say enough about these outstanding coffees from JNP. We're big supporters of the work they're doing both for the farmers as well as the coffee! As big lovers of Natural processed coffee, we were immediately attracted to this one in particular. The lengthy drying time offers slightly more balance and subtlety than a comparable natural Ethiopian coffee. We feel like this keeps the twisty-ness of the process intact while making it more accessible to a wider audience who otherwise might be turned off by the "over-the-top" nature of many natural Ethiopians. It's got a juicy and sweet front end with a surprisingly full body and complex notes of zesty orange, juicy raspberry and pineapple along with sweet dark cherry.
Washed: The passion and care taken in producing this coffee is evident at first sight. The green beans look very consistent and clean with a much lower than average number of defects. That along with the washed processing of the bean make it an absolute dream to roast. It takes heat well and evenly, making it perfect for just about any style of roasting. We like it best at around City + (light-medium) but you could readily take it just into second crack if you preferred, though you'd miss some of the subtle character this coffee has to offer. It's very balanced, clean and bright with delicate sweetness and a medium to full body. Perfect for an iced coffee on a warm spring afternoon! Look for notes of apple cider, caramel, peach and lemongrass.