TASTING NOTES

SWEET, TANGERINE, VANILLA

ROASTING

The process of applying heat to green coffee beans to transform its chemical & physical properties,  resulting in roasted coffee beans that can be brewed.

LIGHT ROAST

Our #1 Fruity Profile, which is a lighter roast, brings out the tangerine, vanilla and sweet notes of this coffee.

REGION

Similar to Napa Valley or Burgundy for wine, the region where a coffee is grown can tell us a lot about the coffee.

Matongo, Kayanza

PRODUCER

The farm & mill where the coffee cherry is grown & processed.

Bwayi Washing Station Cooperative

The Bwayi Washing Station is near the town of Matongo, which itself lies in Kayanza, Burundi. Like most washing stations in Eastern Africa, the Bwayi station processes coffee from a variety of small coffee farmers who have land in the area.

In total, the Bawayi Washing Station brings in coffees from about 4,000 coffee producers. Almost a quarter of these producers bring their harvested coffee cherries directly to the washing station, and the rest drop their harvests off at any of the station’s 10 collection locations.

PROCESSING

The method by which the green coffee bean is removed from the fruit & then dried & stored can affect the taste of the coffee.

WET PROCESSED (WASHED)

This selection is fully washed, or wet processed. In wet processing, beans are only dried after all the fruit on the bean has been completely removed. (Letting the fruit ferment first makes removing it easy.) This processing method:

  • Is the most common method used for coffee
  • Generally creates clean flavors
  • Produces a consistent profile

VARIETAL

Most wine drinkers know whether they prefer a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Merlot. Similarly, the Arabica coffee plant has several botanical varieties, each with unique taste characteristics.

Bourbon, Jackson, Mibirizi

  • Charles Rotramel

    Outstanding clean bright coffee with big flavor. I love it.

    • https://driftaway.coffee Driftaway Coffee

      Thanks Charles! This is our favorite Burundi from this crop year, and one of the top few of all time! We really appreciate your feedback.