BKB | BURUNDI BUKEYE BUHORWA
Profile#1 Fruity | Light roast
Tasting Notes: Orange, Honey, Blackberry
IT ALL STARTS AT THE COFFEE FARM
This coffee is from the Muramvya Province which is south of the more well- known coffee growing province of Kayanza. Buhorwa is the washing station where the community around the town of Bukeye collect their crops to make this coffee. Crop to Cup Coffee importers have had a long-standing relationship with the farmers of the Buhorwa Washing Station. This coffee is available from them every year, and has been featured more than twice in the Fruity profile from Driftaway.
Buhorwa Washing Station
Bukeye, Muranvya Province
DID YOU KNOW
Burundi is divided by a narrow line of tall mountains that separate the Nile and Congo River basins. Along this range 800,000 coffee farmers produce a coffee like no other in the world. Burundi is a small country - the size of Maryland - and most of these farms are small too – with an average of 200 coffee trees or less. Still over 40% of the country’s GDP is produced by these backyard gardens.
Price paid by Driftaway (per pound avg. across Apr 2020 coffees)
Fair Trade price per pound
Coffee C-Market price per pound
Driftaway's World Coffee Research contribution per pound
This coffee travelled 7,004 miles to the Driftaway Coffee roastery in Brooklyn.
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WHY DID WE SELECT THIS COFFEE?
This month in the Fruity Profile, we are excited to bring back a coffee from Burundi that we’ve offered a couple of times in the past few years. Crop to Cup Coffee importers have had a long-standing relationship with the farmers of the Buhorwa Washing Station in the western part of the country. This coffee is available from them every year, and has been featured more than twice in the Fruity profile from Driftaway. It’s one of our favorites!
AVERAGE CUPPING SCORE
SCAA Cupping Score
12 x 60 kg
Length of producer relationship
100% (in 2020)
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HOW DID WE ROAST THIS COFFEE?
This coffee is being roasted by Ian T. from Mar 29 to Apr 19, 2020 at Pulley Collective in Red Hook, Brooklyn. We typically use the Probat UG-22 roaster for this profile. We have strict guidelines for each of the coffee profiles, and this roast has to pass the development time ratio test as measured in real-time by the roasting software, Cropster. Once it does, it is approved for production.
We perform Quality Control via a process of coffee tasting called cupping on all of our production roasts twice a week at our facility in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Cupping is attended by Q-certified cupper Ian T., roaster Dave H.and founder Suyog M. All coffees are evaluated on a scoring scale of 0 to 3.
- 3.0 = exceptional roast - exceeds expectations
- 2.5 = on par with profile - matches expectations
- 2.0 = good roast, but 1 or 2 elements could be improved - needs improvement
- 1.5 or lower = failed - do not ship
AT YOUR HOME
Brew this coffee with your favorite home brewer and enjoy the taste of incredible coffee! Here are a few tips on how to make the best coffee on each brewer.