Burundi’s history with coffee is fairly recent. Many washing stations were built by non-profit organizations with little knowledge or understanding of specialty coffee processing and the ability to connect to coffee importers. Ben and Kristy Carlson made the decision to move to Burundi and start the Long Miles project after the realized that the amazing coffee potential of the heirloom Bourbon coffee trees that were planted couldn’t be fully realized without access to more resources.
Long Miles has built multiple washing stations, engages in farmer education through their agronomist and coffee scout programs, and acts as an exporter as well, connecting roasters with amazing coffees that could otherwise be overlooked. The Bukeye washing station was Long Miles’ first, and it’s high elevation and established systems help develop amazing coffees.
Benefiting from ideal growing conditions and large plantings of local strains of the heirloom Bourbon variety of Arabica, Burundi has recently emerged as a premier Africa fine coffee origin. This is a dry-processed or “natural” coffee, 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.
This coffee has citrusy juiciness and very good tactile, finish with a white tea-like aftertaste. An exceptionally sweet cup of coffee.
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