Kirundi East Africa SWP Decaf
A decaf with mild bittersweetness, toasted caramel and cacao nib flavors, chocolate malted grains, honey-wheat bran muffin, and mild baking spice accents.
Region: Burundi and Rwanda
Processing: Wet Process then SWP Decaf
This decaf is made up of coffee from two different coops: Kivu Kanzu in Nyamasheke, Rwanda, and Yagikawa in Kyanza Province, Burundi. There are upwards of 4000 small-holder farmers between them, with tiny farms often less than a hectare, and planted in Bourbon cultivar. The stations are situated between 1700 and 1800 meters above sea level, and coffee is grown on up to around 1900 meters. They share a lot in common, including many similarities in language. We're using "Kirundi" in the title as it's the most common language spoken in Burundi. And although technically Kinyarwanda is the name of Rwanda's official language, both Kirundi and Kinyarwanda are mutually intelligible. These coffees were also sold as a single origin, non-decaf offers, and we reserved a chunk for Swiss Water decaffeination as well. We figured the coffee's sweetness made it a good candidate for decaf, and think the final product confirms that assertion!
Description provided by Sweet Maria's.