Fratello Coffee Roasters
Burundi Kinyovu Micro-Mill
|Roaster Location:||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Coffee Origin:||Kayanza Province, Burundi.|
|Est. Price:||CAD $15.20/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2011|
Blind Assessment: Rich fruit-toned aroma turns pungent in the cup, displaying an intense black-currant-laced chocolate with hints of flowers and lemon. Soft but penetrating acidity and silky mouthfeel. Dark chocolate in particular lingers in the sweet-toned finish.
Notes: Burundi is a small, landlocked country in Central Africa. Most coffee is grown in the mountains of the north, bordering Rwanda. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi coffee has an excellent reputation, though it is better known in Europe than in the United States. Calgary-based Fratello is a second-generation boutique coffee roaster owned by three brothers who focus on responsible trade relationships with coffee growers. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy complex variants on the celebrated, pungently sweet berry sensation coffee people call black currant.