Tasting Notes: Citrus, Honey, Lychee

Tasting Notes: Citrus, Honey, Lychee

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Buzi Shade #3

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Kayanza, Burundi

Description

Variety: Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Origin: Kayanza, Burundi

Producers: Salum Ramadhan

Altitude: 2000m

This washed bourbon coffee is another exceptional lot from the Buziraguhindwa Washing Station in Kayanza, Burundi. These beans were brought together at the station from small-holder farmers in the surrounding area, many of whom have less than 100 trees. To get micro-lots of high quality from so many small-holders, the washing station has an intensive cherry selection process. Cherry is hand-sorted when it arrives to remove any under-ripe or damaged beans, then the cherry is floated and skimmed to remove further imperfections. The densest beans are then sorted again by hand. It's a labor-intensive series of events, and all before processing even begins, but it turns out stellar coffees with really unique flavors.

This lot makes a super bright and sweet cup with tartness galore. We love the citrus notes and honey sweetness, as well as a stand-out lychee flavor that's unique to this coffee. It's a great mix of tropical fruit flavor and acidity that really pushes this coffee into uncharted territory - we can't think of the last time we cupped beans with a similar taste. We love finding stand-out coffees like this one, and we hope it makes a good impression on you as well!

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Reviews

4.0 out of 5

Decent, not a fan of lighter roasts

It was a pretty good coffee, and you can taste the freshness, but I prefer a darker roast so it wasn't my favorite flavor.

Trystan Oliver

Cleburne

Member Since

June '19

5.0 out of 5

Great Fresh coffee with a tart sweetness

This is a really great coffee that has an almost flavored feel to it. It's not too dark or bitter, instead it's got a ripe, tart, honey note to it that really appeals, especially with some milk.

Anik Sood

Brooklyn

Member Since

June '19

5.0 out of 5

My favorite coffees seem to come from Burundi

This is a nice medium to light coffee with a subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable A+.

Ben Michelson

Chantilly

Member Since

September '18

5.0 out of 5

My favorite coffees seem to come from Burundi

This is a nice medium to light coffee with a subtle sweetness. Very enjoyable A+.

Ben Michelson

Chantilly

Member Since

September '18

3.0 out of 5

Nice and smooth.

Very smooth, has a pleasant sweet note and some complexity without a lot of body.

Jacob MacDonald

Plano

Member Since

April '18

3.5 out of 5

Good light roasted coffee

A smooth lighter roasted coffee. I drink my coffee hot, but as it cooled slightly the sweet tropical flavor really come through. Very little to no bitterness. I would imagine this to be a very good cold brew for those who like iced coffee.

Cody O'Hare

NORTH LIBERTY

Member Since

July '19