Amavida Coffee Roasters

Burundi Nemba

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Origin: Kayanza, Kabuye, Burundi

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $16.95/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2018

Agtron: 58/80

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Delicately rich, vibrantly sweet-savory. Wisteria, chocolate fudge, mango, candied lime zest, allspice in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart in structure; full, velvety mouthfeel. The long finish consolidates to notes of wisteria and allspice.


Burundi is a small, landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Most coffee is grown in the mountains of the north, bordering Rwanda. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains 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. This is a wet-processed or “washed” coffee, meaning the fruit skin and pulp were removed from the beans immediately after harvesting and before drying. The company name Amavida combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee. Visit www.amavida.com or call 850-213-1965 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A floral- and spice-toned Burundi cup, simultaneously richly sweet and invitingly savory.

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