Burundi Ruvumu Natural


Roast: Light
Region: Kayanza Province
Farm: Ruvumu
Process: Natural
Altitude: 1,800-2,200m
Variety: Red Bourbon
Cup: Juicy Mango, Honey, Cheesecake

coffee cupping

Cupping Notes

This coffee is a fruit bomb!

We are really excited about the follow-up to our now fan-favorite Burundi Umuco. Just like Umuco, Ruvumu is a wonderful natural-processed coffee from Burundi boasting big fruit notes and remarkable sweetness.

Here’s where Ruvumu differs:

Juicy Mango. It is a pretty big deal when roasters like ourselves encounter coffees with such clean and clear notes of things like mango and pineapple. It’s rare, but it happens. This coffee really is “juicy” and we were reminded most of the mango due to its tropical sweetness, but also creaminess in the body.

Honey. There are few things sweeter in the spectrum of flavors than honey. However, honey isn’t all sweetness. It’s also full of floral flavors. Truthfully, honey is a complex note because it  can be floral, fruity, smoky, woody, spicy, nutty, or even earthy. . . but, we felt it resonated with this coffee due to its sweet, floral, and fruity aspects.

Cheesecake. Cheesecake feels like the perfect note here to tie it all together. Why? This coffee is sweet–almost dessert-like. Playing off of the creamy body, what’s a creamier dessert than cheesecake? Playing off of the fruitiness, you will be reminded of a variety of your favorite cheesecakes featuring sweet strawberries, raspberries, or blueberries. But, secondarily, there’s a delicious graham cracker thing going on in this cup. We were reminded of cheesecake right away with everything all these things in mind. There’s a creamy body, sweetness, toasty graham cracker crust, and a “cherry on top”.

This is going to be a coffee you’re gonna want to try. Do it while you’ve got the chance!

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Farming Notes

Burundi is back at Peregrine, thanks again to our partners at Homage Coffee Source in Dallas. We want to give special thanks specifically to Jake Smith and his giving us access to direct trade connections in East Africa. This is our third year working with him and his team to provide excellent coffees from the producers in Burundi.

Burundi Ruvumu is named after the hill and community where it is grown. Ruvumu is a portion of the Muruta Commune operated by members of the Burundi Specialty Seeds Cooperative.

Umuco Station, located in Kayanza Province, is a hub for small producers where the coffee is taken. Umuco Station is owned by BSS and the team of Juste Picasso Nduwayo, Zephyrin Banzubaze, and Jeremi Nakimuhana. The station is managed by Noel Twagirayezu. At Umuco, some 900 farmers bring their crops for processing. 

Thanks to Homage Coffee Source, we are able to pay these farmers well above the industry standard for their hard work and dedication to quality.