Bird Rock Coffee Roasters

Burundi Kirimiro Teka Lot 2

Location: La Jolla, California

Origin: Burundi

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.99/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2012

Agtron: 58/72

Aroma: 9

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Dry, crisply juicy. Tart berry, cocoaish nut, peach, lavender-like flowers in aroma and cup. Brisk acidity; light, silky mouthfeel. Long, dry finish.


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 Bourbon and related heirloom varieties of Arabica, Burundi coffee has an excellent reputation and a growing following among North American specialty roasters. Based in the San Diego area, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a retailer and wholesaler that focuses on organic and socially responsible coffees. Visit www.birdrockcoffee.com or call 858-551-1707 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Should please those who enjoy delicately dry, complexly floral white table wines.

This review originally appeared in the May, 2012 tasting report: Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania

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