Oughtred Roasting Works
Burundi Gahahe Washing Station Microlot Honey
|Roaster Location:||Victoria, British Columbia, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Buhinyuza District, Muyinga Province, Burundi|
|Est. Price:||CAD $16.00/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
Blind Assessment: Crisply sweet-toned. Caramel, fig, oak, narcissus-like flowers, almond in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweet structure with brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. The short finish resonates with sweet floral and rich fruit notes, while the long consolidates to almond and oak.
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. Processed by the honey method, which means that the outer skin of the coffee fruit is removed, as it is in the wet or “washed” process, but at least some of the sticky fruit residue is allowed to dry on the bean and later removed by machine along with the parchment skin. 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. Oughtred Coffee & Tea is based in Vancouver, Canada and is the 2018 Roast magazine Roaster of the Year in the macro category. Founded in 1973, this second generation, award-winning coffee roaster is focused on the sustainable procurement and roasting of some of the world's finest coffees. Visit http://oughtred.com/ for more information. Email [email protected] to place an order.
The Bottom Line: A sweet, crisp, balanced Burundi cup, especially appealing in its quietly intriguing aromatics.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2018 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania