Roasting Date: May 26th, 2018
Light Roast, Exotic: Burundi Mbirizi Salum Ramadhan Raised Bed Honey
Our second exotic and the second honey-processed coffee that we have offered. 2-3 days after sample roasting this coffee, we noticed lots of fruity flavors and a very mild acidity. A very pleasant desert like taste that offered up flashes of complex underlying flavors that kept it interesting. After production roasting, we tasted this coffee literally minutes after it came off of the cooling tray and we experienced a very different coffee with peanut overtones and cranberry-like acidity. Underneath those flavors was a bold, rich impressive cup of coffee. After a few days and into a few weeks we will eagerly await the full potential of this coffee to unfold.
Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries. Fortunately, it is located near the equator and has mountains, which add up to coffee. The coffee industry is one of the few opportunities that poor farmers have to rise above their current situation. Nearby Kenya has a well-developed coffee industry and auction system that has greatly benefitted farmers in that nation. Burundi seems to be on the same path and FCT’s small purchase helps in its small way.
Dark Roast Coffee: Special Blend