Just bagged! Available Whole Bean: Burundi Karinzi – Maruri Hill. This is also going to be featured in our Coffee Tasting Class – Basic tonight!
Karinzi is a smallholder coffee coop affiliated with Sogestal Kayanza, located in north Burundi near the Rwanda border. A sogestal is the Burundi entity that oversees regional cooperatives, helping them warehouse and market their coffees. The coop has recently (in 2012) taken profits to buy a new Penagos pulper, and do all the processing themselves. This will help them retain more profit from the sale of their coffee lots, rather than paying for processing fees.
In the cup it’s sweet and savory aromatics with fruited apricot and heavy peach sweetness in the forefront. Hints of cola and raisin with a caramelized sugar and toffee flavors in the background. Exceptionally sweet and clean.