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Origin: Burundi

Region: Karuzi

Micro Mil: Cafe Nkoronko

Variety: Bourbon

Altitude: 1580 masl

Process: Natural

Cupping Notes: Juicy & Soft with Praline, Cranberry, Caramel and Almond flavor


Burundian offers, such as this lot, are purchased in cherry form from members of the Nkoronko Cooperative and farmers living within close proximity of the Nkoronko Washing Station. Contributing producers primarily cultivate the Bourbon variety, and pick cherries at peak ripeness for daily delivery to the washing station. Upon arrival at the washing station, producers bring their cherries to a sorting station where the cherries are visually sorted, removing the cherries that are underripe, overripe, or defective. Once sorted, a sample of cherries is taken and a float test is performed by an on-staff quality controller to ensure proper cherry selection for the lot. Once approved, the final amount of approvable cherries is weighed out and considered Grade A, the defective cherries are also weighed out and considered Grade B. Both selections of cherries are purchased from the producer but processed separately.

For natural coffees, the cherries are placed immediately on raised beds after the selection process and dried over the course of three weeks. During this time they are moved and sorted by hand to ensure an even dryness throughout the lot.

Once coffees are dried, they are transferred to a dry mill. Before the dry milling process starts, the coffee is cupped to assess quality. Lots that have similar scores are blended to create larger lots throughout the dry milling process

Burundi - Karuzi - Natural

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