ABOUT THE REGION
Burundi is a land with great coffee tradition. Its high altitude, thousands hills, volcanic soils, & abundant rains offer the ideal conditions for the production of exceptional & very exotic coffee. In Burundi there are no large plantations. Coffee is in fact grown in small family-owned farms and cherries are traditionally brought to the nearest coffee washing station.
The region of Kayanza from which this coffee comes from, is in the north of the country, near the border with Rwanda. Kayanza is mostly known for being the water source of the Nile river. A unique water that is used to process coffee cherries at all the neighbouring wet mills. That is probably one of the many reasons that sets this coffee apart from the competition every year at the prestigious “Cup Of Excellence”.
Besides everything, 2015 is definitely the perfect year to taste Burundi an coffee. An explosive acidity, a devastating body, and a killer aftertaste from an attempted “coup” of coffee, that is what Burundi has to offer this year.
ABOUT THE WASHING STATION
The wet mill of Yandaro was built in the mid eighties. It collects the cherries from micro plantations located on the surrounding volcanic soils each of which manages no more than 600 coffee plants placed under natural shade.
In the cup, this subtle coffee reveals a complex blend of chocolate, brown sugar, bright acidity and a floral citrus finish.
Yandaro coffee washing station won a Presidential Cup Of Excellence in 2012.
Photo caption: Yandaro workers covering the tables during sunset to protect the coffee from the rain.
|Farm Name||Yandaro (Greenco Burundi )|
|Size (30kg boxes)||77|
|Aroma/Flavor||Fuji apple, red apple, mandarin orange, honey tea, cherry|
|Other||Syrupy, very sweet and clean|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||5070.6|
|High bidders||honuKATOCOFFEE Inc.|