Tasting Notes: Grape, Citrus, Jammy
Varietal: French Mission Bourbon
Sourced By: Collaborative Coffee Source via Long Miles
*Coffees are roasted every Monday and shipped Tuesday.
From our importer:
Coffee from Mikuba is a weekend experience – something to look forward to. Bright fruit, raisins and dried prune flavors fill the cup. It has a candied sweetness combined with the light acidity of a lemon drop. Upon finish, it has a silky and lingering creamy mouthfeel. We like to drink Mikuba as a concentrated pour over, espresso or cappuccino.
Like many other hills in Burundi, Mikuba was a battlefield during the reoccurring cycles of war and violence. Sadly, this is how the hill became known as Mikuba, meaning “disaster” in the local language of Kirundi. When you ask farmers how they feel about living on a hill named disaster, they will tell you that it is a part of their history that cannot be erased. They have not given up hope on the hill they call home. Since the end of the war, farming families have slowly returned to rebuild their homes and land, happy to be back in its soils. The people of Mikuba are determined to develop as a community so that there is hope for future generations on the hill.