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A bold and zingy coffee coming to us from the Bururi district of Burundi situated in the south-west of the country, this is another fantastic example of the amazing quality there is to be found in this humble producing country. It is the fourth coffee we have featured this year and we really do strongly feel these coffees can confidently stand up against the very best from more known producing regions of East Africa – our aim is to contribute to the development of the coffee industry in what is the fifth poorest country in the world because we see this as a real opportunity for social and economic change for thousands of smallholder farming families across the region.
This lot from Dukorerikawa is bold and sweet with notes of pink grapefruit, orange and pineapple – it is syrupy in character with a coating mouthfeel and hints of honey making it the perfect filter option.
Burundi is perhaps less well known as a coffee producer compared to its neighbours Rwanda and Tanzania, but it is a country with great coffee tradition with fantastically high altitude, regular rainfall and an abundance of Bourbon. Being a landlocked country, sandwiched between the DRC, Tanzania and Rwanda, Burundi has typically had problems getting its coffee out of the country and on the water in a timely manner which has traditionally affected the cup profile of its coffee. However, recent advancements have been made as more mills and exporters become focused on the specialty industry to access higher prices for their coffee. All of Burundi’s coffee is produced by smallholder farmers who have between half a hectare and two hectares of coffee in their ‘shamba’ yielding between 1-5 sacks of cherry. They then deliver their selectively picked ripe cherry to a centralised wet mill, in this instance Dukorerikawa.
This washing station is situated in the district of Bururi in the south-west – a slightly lesser known coffee producing region in Burundi in comparison to its northern counterparts of Kayanza and Ngozi but this lot really stood out to us on the cupping table for its juicy character and jammy mouthfeel. Another legendary coffee from this beautiful producer that is wonderfully versatile displaying a good profile in most brew methods.
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 should be ready in our customer collection point in the North Star Coffee Shop and General Store by 5pm the day after you have placed your order. Opening hours can be viewed here along with information on parking and location. 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.