Burundi Monge Murambi Hill
Honey and raw sugar, hints of apple, clove, all-spice, fragrant lemongrass aroma, and orange spice black tea. Medium roasts develop a dark chocolate, berry note.
Region: Colline Murambi, Mutambu, Bujumbura
Farm: Mutambu Commune
Altitude: ~2000+ masl
Processing: Wet Process (Washed)
Not to be confused with "Murambi" in Kiganda, another coffee we've bought in the past (and again this year too!), this lot is from Mutambu Commune near the Monge Nature Reserve in Bujumbura. The coffee washing station is at a lower elevation than the coffee, which grows in the surrounding steep hillside reaching over 2000 meters above sea level. Murambi is the name of one of the hilltop villages, or "collines", and the farmers from Mutambu sell their coffee to the station below. They are one of 4 hilltop villages that the folks who run the wet mill buy from, the others being Rugembe, Masenga, and Migoti. This is the first year we've bought coffee from this group, going all-in with lots from each colline. The coffee is depulped using a 3-disc depulper, fermented with water, and graded in long cement washing channels. Before drying on long, raised drying beds, the wet parchment drip-dries on small screens where any physical defects that can be identified by sight are removed. At 2000 meters, Mutambu Hill is the highest altitude group their buying from.
Description from Coffee Shrub.