Detour Coffee Roasters
Kiryama Kayanza Burundi
|Roaster Location:||Dundas, Ontario, Canada|
|Est. Price:||CAD $16.40/16 ounces|
|Review Date:||June 2011|
Blind Assessment: Delicate, meadowish, gently balanced. Lemon, blackberry, flowering grass and a hint of spicy nut in aroma and cup. Softly bright acidity; silky mouthfeel. Flavor and sweetness persist in a surprisingly deep, rich finish.
Notes: 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 the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi coffee has an excellent reputation, though it is better known in Europe than in the United States. Detour Coffee is a wholesale and retail roasting company located near Toronto, Canada. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Certainly not Starbucks or dark-roast drinkers: delicate, summery, with the complex natural sweetness of berries and flowering grasses.
This review originally appeared in the June, 2011 tasting report: Canada: Doing Fine though Not So Different