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Caffeic

Burundi Nkonge Hill Red Honey

Location: Helena, Montana

Origin: Kayanza Province, Burundi

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $15.00/12 ounces

Review Date: July 2018

Agtron: 47/70

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Sweetly roast-rounded, richly savory. Dark caramel, pipe tobacco, date, almond, hops in aroma and cup. Sweet-savory in structure with rounded acidity; plump, syrupy mouthfeel. The finish leads with notes of date and pipe tobacco in the short, with almond and hops returning in the long.

Notes:

Produced by Ben and Christy Carlson of Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi, and processed by the red honey method. With all honey processing methods, some sweet pulp or fruit flesh (“honey”) is allowed to adhere to the beans during drying. In the red honey variation, all or almost all of the pulp is allowed to dry on the beans, rather than only a portion of it, as would be the case with yellow honey. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi has recently emerged as a premier Africa fine coffee origin. Caffeic is a family-owned, Montana-based roaster with a focus on sourcing and sharing the highest-quality coffees available. Visit www.caffeic.coffee for more information.

The Bottom Line: A tactfully medium-roasted coffee with caramel and date as sweet-toned ballast to notes of richly savory hop-like flowers.

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