JBC Coffee Roasters

Kiniyota Espresso

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Origin: Buhinyuza District, Muhinga Province, Burundi

Roast: Medium-Light

Est. Price: $17.60/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2018

Agtron: 54/78

Aroma: 9

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 9

With Milk: 9

Blind Assessment:

Evaluated as espresso. Intensely pungent, richly sweet. Dark chocolate, black cherry, almond, myrrh, star jasmine in aroma and small cup. Buoyant, silky mouthfeel; long, lingering finish characterized by dark chocolate and stone fruit. In three parts milk, suggestions of myrrh and star jasmine support the throughline of fudge-like chocolate notes.


Produced entirely of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica and processed at the Gomba Washing Station, which works with 2831 registered farmers. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.

The Bottom Line: A confident and expressive coffee from Burundi, roasted for espresso applications, with rich notes of stone fruit and dark chocolate enlivened by flowers suggesting spice-toned star jasmine.

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