Burundi Mikuba Honey Microlot 1
|Roaster Location:||Olympia, Washington|
|Coffee Origin:||Kayanza State, Burundi|
|Est. Price:||$22.50/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2021|
Blind Assessment: Deeply sweet, round, balanced. Apricot, baking chocolate, freesia-like flowers, cedar, maple syrup in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet structure with quietly lively acidity; buoyant, silky mouthfeel. Suggestions of baking chocolate and maple syrup support the cedar-toned finish.
Notes: This coffee tied for the second-highest rating in a cupping of African Great Lakes coffees for Coffee Review’s June 2021 report. Produced by Ben and Christy Carlson of Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi and processed by the honey method, in which some fruit flesh is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. Olympia Coffee Roasting is a small-batch wholesale and retail roasting company with a youthful, no-nonsense style and a commitment to high-quality organic coffees. Visit www.olympiacoffee.com or call 360-753-0066 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A subtly complex, balanced Burundi cup with engaging spice-toned floral and stone fruit notes.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2021 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Quality in the Face of Adversity