Burundi

Nkonge Washed

Juicy and bright redcurrant feel with a concentrated jammy sweetness and a complex lingering finish with a rooibos tea like dry character.
  • From the Long Miles Coffee Project
  • The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g (8.8oz).
  • Release date: 25th of June.
  • Minimum resting period: Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days.

Expect notes of:

Redcurrent

Passionfruit

Rooibos

Burundi

Nkonge hill

Life has a different pace on Nkonge hill. There is a stillness on the hill that is hard to find anywhere else in Burundi. You can walk for stretches on this green carpeted hill without seeing anyone. Dirt roads cut into the hill’s steep slopes, revealing panoramic views of banana trees and lush tea plantations. The high elevation of Nkonge fosters a harder, slower growing coffee bean. Natural springs find their way out of the hill, making sure its soils are always well watered. Patches of onions, tea, wheat, cabbage, maize, cassava and peas can be found growing alongside coffee in the hill’s rich soils.

Sadly, life hasn’t always been peaceful on Nkonge hill. The most recent civil war in Burundi brought great losses. Many farming families that fled returned to the hill only to find that their land had been divided or taken over by someone else.

With the help of coffee scouts Minani and Thierry, farmers are slowly rejuvenating their farms. The scouts are contributing greatly to farmers’ knowledge on growing and taking care of their coffee. The scouts are also working hard to motivate young people to take an interest in coffee. It is their vision to form a youth association and source land for them to start their own farms.

About

Long Mile Coffee Project

The Long Miles Coffee Project, based in Burundi and founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, opened its doors in 2013 and aims to raise the bar of specialty coffees coming out of Burundi. The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers living near two central washing stations, Bukeye, built in 2013 and Heza, following in 2014. Long Miles split up the production of their mills by ‘hills’ or ‘collines’ in French. These are the smallest unit of separation in Burundi, like small communes, and most contain a couple of hundred smallholder farmers. We have purchased coffees grown on several of the hills in the past, and each seems to have their own distinct character. Both of your coffees this month come not only from the same project, but the same hill. We have purchased from Gitwe hill in the past, but this year we are proud to present to you both the washed and natural processed version. Both coffees showcase very different aspects of Burundian terroir, but a string of distinct Gitwe fruit character runs through both, a testament to the high quality of work at the station, in sorting, fermentation and drying, and to the support Long Miles have given to the smallholder farmers that supply them.

Technical
Data

Producer Ben Carlson
Region Heza
Altitude 1900-2100 masl
Varietals Bourbon
Process Washed
Harvest June 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Chemex

Espro press

Hario V60

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Kr. 114,00



Juicy and bright redcurrant feel with a concentrated jammy sweetness and a complex lingering finish with a rooibos tea like dry character.
  • From the Long Miles Coffee Project
  • The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers.
  • Whole Bean Coffee - 250g (8.8oz).
  • Release date: 25th of June.
  • Minimum resting period: Filter 7 days | Espresso 14 days.

Expect notes of:

Redcurrent

Passionfruit

Rooibos

Burundi

Nkonge hill

Life has a different pace on Nkonge hill. There is a stillness on the hill that is hard to find anywhere else in Burundi. You can walk for stretches on this green carpeted hill without seeing anyone. Dirt roads cut into the hill’s steep slopes, revealing panoramic views of banana trees and lush tea plantations. The high elevation of Nkonge fosters a harder, slower growing coffee bean. Natural springs find their way out of the hill, making sure its soils are always well watered. Patches of onions, tea, wheat, cabbage, maize, cassava and peas can be found growing alongside coffee in the hill’s rich soils.

Sadly, life hasn’t always been peaceful on Nkonge hill. The most recent civil war in Burundi brought great losses. Many farming families that fled returned to the hill only to find that their land had been divided or taken over by someone else.

With the help of coffee scouts Minani and Thierry, farmers are slowly rejuvenating their farms. The scouts are contributing greatly to farmers’ knowledge on growing and taking care of their coffee. The scouts are also working hard to motivate young people to take an interest in coffee. It is their vision to form a youth association and source land for them to start their own farms.

About

Long Mile Coffee Project

The Long Miles Coffee Project, based in Burundi and founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, opened its doors in 2013 and aims to raise the bar of specialty coffees coming out of Burundi. The project works with more than 4.500 individual coffee farmers living near two central washing stations, Bukeye, built in 2013 and Heza, following in 2014. Long Miles split up the production of their mills by ‘hills’ or ‘collines’ in French. These are the smallest unit of separation in Burundi, like small communes, and most contain a couple of hundred smallholder farmers. We have purchased coffees grown on several of the hills in the past, and each seems to have their own distinct character. Both of your coffees this month come not only from the same project, but the same hill. We have purchased from Gitwe hill in the past, but this year we are proud to present to you both the washed and natural processed version. Both coffees showcase very different aspects of Burundian terroir, but a string of distinct Gitwe fruit character runs through both, a testament to the high quality of work at the station, in sorting, fermentation and drying, and to the support Long Miles have given to the smallholder farmers that supply them.

Technical
Data

Producer Ben Carlson
Region Heza
Altitude 1900-2100 masl
Varietals Bourbon
Process Washed
Harvest June 2018

Process
Washed

The washed process involves completely removing both the cherry and the mucilage from the outside of the parchment with the use of friction, fermentation and water. After being harvested, the coffee cherry is then sliced open by either a metal or a sharp plastic blade. The two seeds (also known as beans) are pushed out of the cherry, which leaves the seed with mucilage as their outermost layer. It is essential in the washed process that all mucilage is removed from the seed which leaves only the flavor that developed in the cell structure of the seed prior to processing.

La Cabra

Brew Guides

You can brew our coffees any way you want it is just a matter of the right ratios.

Chemex

Espro press

Hario V60

Aeropress

Get notified

Sign up to our email service to get notifed with the release of new coffees.