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Masenga | Burundi

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SCA Cup Score

85.25

Tasting Notes

Blueberry | Double Cream | Honey | Marmalade

Process

Washed

Varietal

Red Bourbon

Altitude

1700 - 1900 MASL

Burundi is among the smallest coffee-producing countries in East Africa, with a population of 10.5 million that is endowed with ideal conditions for coffee production: elevations of 1500 - 2000 m, Arabica Bourbon coffee trees, abundant rainfall, and approximately 800,000 families who cultivate an average of 150-200 coffee trees per farm. Arabica coffee now represents virtually 100% of Burundi’s national production and the bourbon variety grown at high elevations in Burundi is characteristically sweet with bright acidity, big body, floral, citrus and spiced with wild notes.

This coffee is produced by hundreds of smallholder farmers based across the region of Masenga. It has been collected and processed by our Burundi partners Migoti Hill Washing Station.

Farmers of the Masenga region typically cultivate an average of 30 coffee trees per farm and they range in altitude between 1700 and 1900 meters above sea level.

It's a fully washed, community lot. This coffee has been collected and treated as a single lot from the farming community of the Masenga region. It has been collected and processed within a 48-hr period.

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Hannah Smith
Masenga

Another lovely coffee! You can taste the honey in this one. would definitely buy again!

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Joe Burrows
Awesome bean

Beautiful flavour and excellent service by RLC - would 100% buy again! Yum yum!

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Barry Clarke
Super substitute

My usual Peruvian coffee was unavailable so this was a substitute which turned out to a match winner. This was my first selection of a coffee from Burundi and it's been a real pleasure. The tasting notes say that it offers hints of blueberry, double cream, honey and marmalade. I am not connaisseur enough to identify those flavours but I drink my coffee black and unsweetened so I can confirm that that this variety scores well for a rich, creamy taste. It comes with the added benefit of supporting smallholder farmers who need all the support they can get.

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Malcolm Maclean
Just look at their faces

You only have to look at the faces of the lovely people whose coffee Sarah and Wayne have shipped to let us put a wonderful smile on our faces when we take out first mouthful every day .
People we will never meet in our lives but whose love for what they do manifests itself and brings us pleasure …..Sarah and Wayne ….make sure everything is perfect ….bless them …I love their coffee .

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Bella Robbins
Very yummy

Very happy with this bean, full of flavour and a great addition to a morning routine! Medium strength so good for newbies and coffee lovers!