Burundi Kayanza Kararusi
$ 21.00

12oz valve bag

Tasting Notes:

Notes: Plum Blueberry Candy, Milk Chocolate
Body: Juicy
Finish: Refreshing
Acidity: Bright

Coffee Story:

The Mpanga Washing Station was built in 2008 by SEGEC (loosely translated from French as the Society for Producing and Exporting Coffee). SEGEC was founded by Jean Clement Birabereye, who oversees the mill’s coffee operation. Mpanga is located in the Kayanza Province, in the northern part of the country. The station receives and processes coffees from over 300 small farms that are owned by families in the surrounding area. Jean Clement’s experience and dedication to sorting and processing have earned SEGEC a reputation for producing high quality coffee. SEGEC was recognized by both the Burundi Cup of Prestige in 2011 and was the winner of the Burundi Cup of Excellence in 2014. Victrola been working with Jean Clement and SEGEC since 2013 and we are so pleased to offer coffee from Mpanga once again this year. The coffees processed at Mpanga are named for the hill that they grow on. There are several hills surrounding the mill and this year we chose coffee from Karurusi Hill. This coffee is collected from small land holding farmers, each farming about 250 coffee trees. Ripe coffee cherries are selectively harvested, pulped, soaked for 18 hours and washed. The parchment coffee is initially dried under shade for a few hours and then sun dried for three weeks.

Facts:

Province: Kayanza
Washing Station: Mpanga
Dry Mill: SIVCA
Elevation: 1820 MASL
Average Producer Farm Size: Just under an acre
Process: Natural
Varietals: Bourbon Producer: SEGEC