Burundi Maruri Natural

£8.50£32.00

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Recommended for:

  • Aeropress

  • Espresso

  • French Press

  • Pour Over

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About

Burundi is one of our most preferred coffee origins thanks to the incredible quality of coffee produced there but also due to the relatively early stages of development the country is in with regards to coffee production – we have a real opportunity to contribute to the development of the coffee industry in what is the fifth poorest country in the world, coffee really could drive social and economic change for thousands of smallholder farming families across the region.

This lot from the Mpanga washing station (Maruri hill) is rich and sweet with hints of fig, milk chocolate, orange and blackberry – a really versatile coffee with good balance and a syrupy grape-like mouthfeel.

Key Stats

Location: Kayanza, Northern BurundiAltitude: 1,780-1905 metres above sea levelPreparation: NaturalVarietal: BourbonOwners: Cooperative MembersFlavours: Fig | Blackberry | Orange

Details

Burundi is one of our most preferred coffee origins thanks to the incredible quality of coffee produced there but also due to the relatively early stages of development the country is in with regards to coffee production. This presents us with an exciting opportunity to seek out some amazing washing stations and try to ensure purchasing models are developed in line with social and environmental responsibility – this is still quite a challenge at the moment due to the current way the supply chain is set up in Burundi but we hope that with an increasing demand for transparent and traceable practices that this will come in the next few years.

This coffee comes to us from the Mpanga washing station in the northern and well known region of Kayanza which borders Rwanda and possesses many of the same growing conditions – hilly terrain, high altitude and an abundance of Bourbon! This washing station services around 3,400 smallholder producers all of whom have an average of between half a hectare and two hectares of land which they use to grow a variety of crops, coffee being the only cash crop and the main source of income for the family.

Maruri is the name of the hill that this particular lot comes to us from, the coffee picked there is processed at the Mpanga station which was established in 2008 and is managed by Jean-Clement Birabereye.  The cherry is first floated to separate any overripe or underripe beans before being delivered to the drying tables where it is carefully spread in a thin layer and regularly turned to prevent uneven drying or mould development. The result is a full bodied, well balanced and clean coffee with figgy sweetness and brighter notes of orange and sticky blackberry.

Brew Guides

Pour Over

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 2 minute 30 seconds (based on a 1 cup Pour Over)Coffee:Water 18g : 250ml
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Espresso

Grind Setting: Very fineBrew Time: 26-30 secondsDose:Brewed Weight 17g : 34-36ml
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Aeropress

Grind Setting: MediumBrew Time: 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutesCoffee:Water 19g : 250ml
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French Press

Grind Setting: CoarseBrew Time: 4 minutes Coffee:Water 60g : 1L
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Delivery Details

We are happy to say we are now able to dispatch orders on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. If your order is received before midnight, it should go out to you the next day using the Royal Mail First Class or DPD next day courier service depending on the weight of the parcel. If you place an order over the weekend, it will be packed and dispatched when the Roastery re-opens on a Monday.

If you have selected the Local Pickup option, this will be available the next day from our Roastery premises in Armley and this site is strictly staffed between Mon-Fri from 9am-5pm. Unfortunately we cannot deliver your order to a local customer for you to collect from.

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched/is ready to collect.

Collection Address: Unit 10, 280 Tong Road, LS12 3BG

 

Reviews

  1. philhorn1 (verified owner)

    My Burundi arrived yesterday. Too late to sample last night but today started with much anticipation. Boy; was that worth the wait. This coffee is fabulous. The aroma from opening followed by my kitchen being filled by its smell was pleasure itself but the taste. So smooth and fruity. Utterly delicious. I’ve already ordered another bag for my sister. Knockout. Go on; treat yourself.

  2. leon (verified owner)

    Collected my 1Kg of Burundi this sunny Thursday morning, at North Stars beautiful dockside roastery couldn’t have been a better morning for it. I’ve just had a Flat white out in my garden in the sunshine.

    The espresso base was sparkling with raspberry and peach, having been roasted just a few hours before being shot down my grinder and entering my group handle, it was reminiscent of fruity ice tea. It enveloped my mouth with a comforting smooth, chocolate, buttery coating. The ending had a hint of sweet red toffee apple.

    Can’t wait to share this amazing coffee with my friends tomorrow.

    Thanks again to North Star & Burundi!

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