|Roaster Location:||Denver, Colorado|
|Coffee Origin:||Buhinyuza District, Muhinga Province, Burundi|
|Est. Price:||$15.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2018|
Blind Assessment: High-toned, spice-forward, richly sweet. Nougat, lavender, dried apricot, cedar, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly tart structure with vibrant, juicy acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. The finish is sweet though rather short, with gently drying notes of sweet hazelnut and nougat and a hint of rich aromatic wood.
Notes: This coffee tied for the fourth-highest rating in a cupping of coffees from the Great Lakes region of Africa for Coffee Review’s June 2018 tasting report. Produced entirely of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed at the Gomba Washing Station, which works with 2831 registered farmers. 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. Novo Coffee is a quality-oriented boutique roasting company with a roastery open to the public and four cafes in the Denver, Colorado metropolitan area. Visit www.novocoffee.com or call 303-295-7678 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A richly sweet Burundi cup, with spicy floral tones and a savory note suggesting cumin; subtle and inviting.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2018 tasting report: African Great Lakes Coffees: Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Tanzania