Roasted for filter: Best enjoyed as a pour over, without milk, to allow the subtleties of the light roast to emerge.
Regular price£11.00 GBP
Our latest microlot is a natural from the Kayanza region of Burundi. With natural processing not being the norm in Burundi we've got a distinct and unique coffee. Tasting notes of Fruit Punch, Wine Gums & Dark Chocolate.
Nemba washing station is located in Kayanza province, Burundi. Renowned for remarkably fertile soils, this land was declared ‘superior’ due to the ‘luxuries’ it could produce.
he washing station has 3113 member farmers that collect and deliver their cherries here. On average, each of them has only 150 coffee tree plants and per year produce between 200-300kg of coffee cherries, which usually equals to less than one 60kg bag. Recently the productivity has been lower due to the unfavorable weather patterns.
Cherries are collected by all individual farmers from their small garden farms. They bring the cherries to the washing station (Nemba) where the cherries are sorted and cleaned. Normally the cherries would get pulped, washed and then dried. But in this instance, the cherries were put into poly-propylene bags and a mixture of water with the yeasts were poured over them. The cherries were then left to ferment for 36-48 hours. During this time, the yeasts are able to get inside of the coffee cherries and start feeding on the sugars present in the coffee cherry mucilage. According to the station manager, the aroma that it created reminded them of banana wine, popular local homemade drink. Once the fermentation was complete, the cherries were spread out in thin layers onto raised beds and slowly dried over the course of 2 weeks.