Burundi - Shimu (Washed) - Filter
Last year it was Kibingo and this year it's Shimu that stands out amongst a mass of other Burundi's. This washed coffee has great winey flavours with a vibrant acidity that delivers a tangy & fruity profile.
It actually has the body and complexity that you would expect from a great Kenyan, but without the heavy price tag. Phew...
We roast this coffee for both filter and espresso (as black coffee). But as a filter it's syrupy & juicy and really shows off it's wine gum profile.
Our flavour notes for this coffee are: Wine Gums, Red Grapefruit & Lime, with a descriptor of Jammy.
- Farm: Shimu
- Varietal: Bourbon & Typica
- Process: Washed
- Elevation: 1815 masl
- Weight: 250g / 1KG
- Roast: Filter
The flavour profile from the Kayanza region in Burundi is similar in a lot of ways to the southern Rwandan coffees like Huye Mountain. In fact, Huye Mountain is only about 60 miles from the Kayanza village, as the crow flies. However, we tend to find Kayanza coffees are more delicate in character and present more floral notes, such as jasmine, rose and orange blossom. Our Shimu coffee is fully washed, and has undergone a single, 13 hour fermentation, before being dried on raised beds for between 20 and 22 days, depending on the weather.