Burundi coffee is the Cinderella of the coffee world: hidden, misused, misunderstood, and neglected. Since the Belgians first started planting coffee in Burundi in the 1960’s, producers have used this landlocked African country only to produce commodity coffee. That means for the last fifty years Burundi’s rich and unique beans have been lost in a sea of instant and grocery store blends. But now, grown and crafted with care, Burundi coffee is finding its place in the limelight.
On the nose and on the tongue the coffee blushes bright with notes of raspberry accented with citrus. Its well-balanced, velvety body carries hints of herb and chocolate straight through to its distinctive, lingering floral finish. This complex flavor profile distinguishes Burundi coffee from other African coffees. These beans have been hidden from the coffee world for so long because they are hard to find and difficult to export, but we think their unique characteristics make them worth all the extra trouble.