Burundi Mbirizi #59 - Washed
Altitude: 1750 – 1900m
Process: Fully Washed, 16hr dry, 14hr wet fermentation, 10 hour underwater soak.
Screen size: 15+
syrupy rich and sweet cup distinct aroma of cocoa, chocolate and red fruit with complex notes of black currant, plum & some spice smooth mouthfeel with crisp toffee apple finish
This lot comes from smallholders around the Mbirizi Washing Station, started in 2014 and the second washing station established by Salum Ramadhan. Salum also runs a transport business: helpful in a landlocked country with such varied terrain.
Mbirizi is a communal station in the high altitudes in Kayanza. They mainly produce fully washed lots, but are also experimenting with natural processed coffee, and shade drying. Salum and his team works to keep coffees separate based on where they are grown, and by the date of processing. They generally collect cherries from a range of areas with different altitudes, growing conditions etc, and the flavor range is pretty wide spread according to that.
He’s also investing in social and environmental projects such as education in the local areas, and reed ponds to filter waste water.