Temple Coffee and Tea

Burundi Sogestal Mumirwa

Location: Sacramento, California

Origin: Burundi

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $14.00/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2012

Agtron: 52/64

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 8

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 8

Blind Assessment:

Crisp lavender-like flowers dominate, with hints of lemon, blackberry and honey in aroma and cup. A spicy, savory suggestion deepens the cup. Gently and sweetly tart acidity; silky mouthfeel. Rich, bittersweet 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. With two coffee houses located in California’s state capitol Sacramento, Temple recently and successfully transitioned from serving coffee roasted by others to roasting its own. Visit www.templecoffee.com or call 916-454-1282 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: Those who enjoy dry but floral/spicy white table wines may particularly enjoy this delicately complex coffee.

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

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