This is a unique coffee you’re going to want to try!
The wait is over and Burundi is here! This summer and fall, we've been so pleased to bring our customers four different coffees from Burundi.
Burundi Cumba is a wonderful washed coffee. It's complex and vibrant. It’s everything we love about African coffees, with some added bonus.
This coffee boasts 3 extremely interesting notes. Here’s what we’re tasting:
Pear Nectar. This coffee has so much sweetness. We found the sweetness in your cup to best resemble pear juice in flavor, but with the mouthfeel and thickness of the body, we ultimately landed on pear nectar, which is thicker and sweeter.
Aromatic Bitters. This is part of what makes this Burundi so unique to us. There’s a complex blend of notes resembling both herbs and spices which reminded us of aromatic bitters. Bitters are often used in cocktails to tame intense acidities and balance flavors. We think the bitters found in this cup do something similar, resulting in a more complete final product.
Lemon Verbena. In addition to the super unique note of bitters, we also found something that reminded us of lemon verbena. You may have no idea what that even is, and that’s OK. Lemon verbena is a citrusy flowering plant in the Verbenaceae family. It is extremely aromatic with a lemon-like fragrance and sweetness. It is often used in teas and ice creams in edible applications, but also in soaps, lotions, and candles for its aromatic qualities. In this cup, it’s absolutely delicious and blends very well with the pear nectar base and complimentary bitters.
Combining these 3 notes, the end result almost resembles a sweet and floral cocktail. It’s not too good to be true!