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Rounton Coffee: Burundi, Mpanga, Washed

Tasting notes: Candied nuts, cherry, golden raisin

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The flavour profile from the Kayanza region in Burundi tend to be very delicate and silky in the mouth and create a very complex cup profile presenting floral like characteristic making this coffee very interesting in both filter and espresso form.

Mpanga is both the name of the farm and of the central washing station located in Kayanza Province, Northern Burundi. Both are managed by Jean-Clement Birabereye - a 15-year coffee veteran, who oversaw the construction of the washing station back in 2008. The station processes coffee from approximately 3,400 smallholder farmers, who cultivate coffee on the hillsides that surround Kayanza, at elevations of up to 1,950 masl. Mpanga processes roughly 1,500 tonnes of coffee per season, with each producer lot separated and named according to the hillside upon which the coffee was grown. Under Jean-Clement's guidance, Mpanga has achieved incredible results at the Burundi Cup of Excellence, finishing 1st and 3rd in the 2014 competition. As a result of the hard work and diligence Jean-Clement has implemented, Mpanga has become highly regarded for its consistently clean and complex coffees.

Altitude: 1,950 masl
Farm/Coop: Mpanga
Great for: Aeropress, Cafetiere, Espresso, Filter, Black
Origin: Burundi, Africa
Region: Kayanza Province, North Burundi
Owner: Jean Clement Birabereya 
Process Method: Washed
Tasting Notes: Candied nuts, cherry, golden raisin
Varietals: Bourbon

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We currently roast to order, all web orders are roasted each TUESDAY and sent out by Royal Mail on the same day.

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Tasting record

Method Dose Grind Time Volume Comments
e.g. Espresso 18g Vario 1E 25secs 30ml A bit finer next time would be better.