Masenga Hill | Burundi
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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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.
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 .
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!
Masenga Hill | Burundi
More complex than initially thought. Needs a slightly finer grind than some for my Chemex, and slightly strong (26g for a biggish mug). Very satisfying!