Elevation: 1500 MASL
Processing: Burundi Washed
Fermentation: Two-stage Anaerobic Fermentation
Producers: Shreeraksha Purnesh
Tasting notes: Red Grapes, Sweet Lime, Hazelnuts
Sreeraksha is one of those planters without whom most coffee businesses will fail. He understands and supports, ensuring mutual success, not only does he produce incredible coffee, but he is also a fantastic person.
The Baarbara Estate Burundi Washed is one of the most pleasant coffees we tasted this year, with its complex dual fermentation (dry and wet) and superbly focussed sorting and meticulous picking. this coffee is 'simply' a delight. The roast profile is medium-light; here, the longer development helps caramelise the sugars and make them easily soluble in the coffee. The complex fermentation brings out the flavours of red grapes, with the sweet acidity of sweet lime and a delicious hazelnutty aftertaste, making it a crowd-pleaser.
This medium-light roast does well in both filter and espresso brews, and makes some smashing milk beverages.