Amavida Coffee Roasters

Natural Burundi Nemba

Location: Santa Rosa Beach, Florida

Origin: Kayanza, Kabuye, Burundi

Roast: Light

Est. Price: $19.95/12 ounces

Review Date: May 2019

Agtron: 63/82

Aroma: 9

Acidity/Structure: 8

Body: 9

Flavor: 9

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Round, layered, sweet-savory, understated but original. Walnut, cocoa powder, maple syrup, hints of pear and rum in aroma and cup. Softly brisk in structure; syrupy and full in mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around walnut and maple syrup in a gently drying finish.


Burundi is a small, landlocked country in the Great Lakes region of Central Africa. Most coffee is grown in the mountains of the north, bordering Rwanda. Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi coffees have developed an excellent and growing reputation. Processed by the dry or “natural” method, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. The company name Amavida combines the Spanish words for love and life, reflecting Amavida’s multifaceted commitment to fairness and fine coffee. For further information visit www.amavida.com or call 850-213-1965.

The Bottom Line: A quietly original coffee: big-bodied, low-toned, crisply sweet-savory.

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