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Mpemba - 12 oz bag

 
Mpemba's coffee is simply impressive. From the cooperative's inception a few years ago to it’s repeated recognition for quality, it may be best to let the coffee from this small cooperative in northern Burundi speak for itself. Notes of bright green apple and stone fruit give way to a light floral note that is crisp and complex.

SKU# BUR2-BG

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$15.75

Mpemba – Single-Origin Coffee from Burundi

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Mpemba's coffee is simply impressive. From the cooperative's inception a few years ago to it’s repeated recognition for quality, it may be best to let the coffee from this small cooperative in northern Burundi speak for itself. Notes of bright green apple and stone fruit give way to a light floral note that is crisp and complex.

The coffee from Mpemba comes from a small dedicated cooperative called Kazoza N’Ikawa. We met the cooperative’s president Germaine Simbayobewe on our very first visit to Burundi, and immediately knew he was serious about coffee. We revisited Burundi in 2012 and met Germaine again, this time at Mpemba. Here we saw his drive and seriousness manifested itself again in this new cooperative. The coffee from Mpemba is some of the best picked and sorted coffee we have seen in Burundi, and we were not surprised in 2013 when Mpemba took fourth place in the Cup of Excellence. This is our fourth year working with Mpemba, and for the first time we will introduce coffee processed in our ways besides just a washed lot- so stay tuned for more great and interesting coffees from this small cooperative.

Kayanza is a province in the northwest of Burundi, known for it’s tea and coffee production. Farmers associated with Mpemba are small generally having 1-2 hectares of land with just a few hundred coffee trees. Farms here and in most of Burundi have very little shade, mainly just eucalyptus, and are inter-cropped with fruits, vegetables, and potatoes.

Place

Kayanza, Burundi
Kayanza is a province in the northwest of Burundi, known for it’s tea and coffee production. Farmers associated with Mpemba are small generally having 1-2 hectares of land with just a few hundred coffee trees. Farms here and in most of Burundi have very little shade, mainly just eucalyptus, and are inter-cropped with fruits, vegetables, and potatoes.

Notes

Varieties: Bourbon, Mbirizi, Jackson
Elevation: 1,781 meters
Post-Harvest Process: Washed
Harvest Time: April–July 2015