We write our own history. Victrola has always worked hard to be able to stand behind a coffee menu that is diverse, flavorful, unique and honors the farmers, producers and planet that gave us the product. Sometimes the story of a coffee highlights the men and women who harvest and mill the coffee at origin. Other times we roast a coffee that preserves the land around it as it grows and flourishes in fields that provide home to native birds and critters. This month Victrola wrote another page in our history book by importing an award-winning micro lot directly from the co-op at the mill in Burundi, Africa instead of going through a middle-man. Someday if you catch us post-production at the Pine Box on Capitol Hill, we'll share the whole story of customs snags and long distance negotiations over a beer. But for now, you'll just have to trust us that it was a long road to be able to share these photos with you and we're so proud of the coffee inside this burlap. It is amazing and will be available in the coming weeks. Keep it tuned in to FB, Twitter, IG to read more chapters in this Burundi Story. We can not wait to dial in the roast profile & invite you all to be part of the history Victrola is writing every day!
sample roasting for first cupping:
Bravely Blind-Cupping the Burundi Mpanga against some other Burundi samples in the Roastery.
Luckily, we all liked the one we just imported from 9,000 miles away. Whew!