Conservatory for Coffee, Tea and Cocoa
|Culver City, California
Muted acidity, smooth mouthfeel with a shadow dry astringency. In aroma and cup distinct dark chocolate notes and pungent complications of aromatic wood with hints of flowers and raisiny fruit. Sweet and rich in the short finish; a touch astringent in the long.
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. Located in Southern California's Culver City, The Conservatory for Coffee, Tea, and Cocoa has been a part of its community since 1995. It offers an impressive selection of coffee, tea and spices with the motto TThe shortest distance from the roaster to your cup." Visit
Who Should Drink It
Dark chocolate and pungent authority suggests this coffee should bloom nicely in milk.
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This review originally appeared in the May, 2010 tasting report: Micro to Macro: Southern California Coffees