Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi
Burundi Gishubi

Burundi Gishubi

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Innehåll Whole Beans, 250 g

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This is an incredibly fruity coffee from the Gishubi Hill in northern Burundi, with lively flavours of raspberries, rhubarb and mandarin.

The coffee is produced by Long Miles Coffee which is run by Ben & Kristy Carlson. They moved to Burundi in 2011 and saw that both injustice and poor farming practices permeated the country's coffee industry. They also saw that roasters around the world had a hard time getting consistently good coffee from Burundi. In an effort to see positive change in both farmers’ and roasters’ lives, Long Miles Coffee was born.

At the roastery, we simply call them "Long Miles". We have worked closely with them since 2014 and know each other very well now. At harvest, we get a lot of samples based on our discussions, and what they think may appeal to us. There are always many good coffees, and often there is something we like more than anything else! This year we fell particularly much for this coffee which stood out as more complex than other washed coffees. A really clean, fresh coffee with great acidity. We have mainly brewed the coffee using a V60, which we think perfectly highlights the freshness, but still retains the sweetness in the coffee.

Gishubi Hill is right next to the forest of Kibira National Park. The cool mist from the forest at an altitude of 2200 meters contributes to tasty and full-bodied coffee cherries. Unfortunately, the forest has historically been used as a hideout by various armed groups. Therefore, farmers have sometimes been forced to abandon their crops, leading to fallen coffee trees and substandard soils.

Long Miles came to the area in 2014 when the Heza washing station was built. Thanks to the hard work of its coffee scouts who train the farmers, Long Miles has managed to make a change. Together, by planting shade trees, proper pruning, composting and using natural fertilizers, they slowly have improved the condition of the small farms. Now the farmers know that the more they invest in their farms, the more they will get paid for their coffee.

Producers in Burundi have often had a long and demanding journey by foot to deliver their coffee. So instead, they have chosen to sell the coffee at a very low price to those who have been able to pick it up. Therefore, in the inaccessible and extremely rural landscape, the proximity to the producers has also been very important for Long Miles. Today, 291 farmers from Gishubi deliver coffee to the nearby washing station Heza, and they now get paid well for the high quality they produce!

Burundi Gishubi is a washed coffee, which means that the pulp is removed and the coffee beans are washed before being dried. It is an incredible craft that greatly affects the flavour of the coffee. To use only perfectly ripe cherries, the process begins with the coffee in this lot being sorted twice immediately upon arrival at the washing station. Peel and pulp are removed, and the coffee is placed in basins to dry ferment for about 12 hours in a controlled process. When ready, the coffee is fermented once more for 24 hours, but now covered with water. The fermentations are done to loosen the mucilage layer from the coffee beans. It is the inner part of the pulp that is attached to the bean. The coffee is then rinsed with clean water and sorted once more to remove any defects. A day later, the coffee is placed on raised beds where it dries for two to three weeks. This whole process requires a lot of care and is one of the things that sets good washing stations apart from the rest. The result is a fantastic specialty coffee full of nuanced flavours!



COFFEE INFO

Name: Burundi Long Miles Gishubi
Origin: Burundi
Region: Kayanza
Producer: Long Miles Coffee
Farm: 291 small holders
Altitude: 2200 m.a.s.l.
Variety: Red Bourbon
Coffee process: Washed

Taste Notes: Raspberries, rhubarb, mandarin.

Content: 100% coffee

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