Mustard Seed Cafe
Burundi Gaharo Hill Long Miles Coffee Project Natural
|Roaster Location:||New Taipei, Taiwan|
|Coffee Origin:||Kayanza Province, Burundi|
|Est. Price:||NT $650/227 grams|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
Blind Assessment: Deeply rich, sweet-savory. Rhododendron, mango, almond brittle, thyme, oak in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned, savory structure; full, satiny mouthfeel. The gently drying finish consolidates to notes of oak and almond, with a hint of sweet herb suggesting thyme.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from the Great Lakes region of Africa for Coffee Review’s June 2018 tasting report. Produced by Ben and Christy Carlson of Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi has recently emerged as a premier Africa fine coffee origin. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Mustard Seed Cafe is the new coffee brand of Cass Life, based in New Taipei, Taiwan. Visit https://www.cass.com.tw/ for more information.
The Bottom Line: A deeply sweet Burundi cup with a savory richness typical of Central Africa coffees and a throughline of pleasing herbaceousness.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2018 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania