African coffee other than Ethiopia, usually has this strong characters that remind us of berries, dried fruits and lingering caramel sweetness that has its own cult just because of its unique characters. We found that this coffee sometimes better brewed using immersion method so that it has more crispiness that we feel suitable with the characters.
Burundi, a small country in Africa only produces comparably small yield of coffee per year. This forces them to pursue into more quality coffee rather than commodity coffee so that it is not surprising if their coffee becoming better and better every year. Shembati is a relatively new washing station in Burundi which has its own natural water resource so that full wash processing in this place can be done more efficiently so that the coffee can be more consistent in quality. Anyway, just brew it right now and perhaps his can be your new favourite coffee origin.
Origin: Shembati, Burundi
Altitude: 1800 MASL
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Process: Full Wash
Roast profile: Filter
Tasting Notes: Blueberry, Cherry, Earl Grey, Tomato, Caramel, Hint of Wheat