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SOURCED FROM
Burundi
ELEVATION
1740 to 1840 meters
VARIETALS
Bourbon
PROCESS
Natural, Raised Beds
HARVEST
April - July
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THE SOURCE

The cooperative Twaranyuzwe was created in 2013 by smallholder coffee farmers in Kavumu, Burundi ...
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IN THE CUP
ROAST ANALYSIS
Twaranyuzwe, a cooperative was created in 2013 by smallholder coffee farmers in Kavumu, Burundi ...
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BREW ANALYSIS
After doing a production roast it was time to see how it performed on the cupping table ...
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ABOUT

The cooperative Twaranyuzwe was created in 2013 by smallholder coffee farmers in Kavumu, Burundi. Twaranyuzwe translates to “we have understood'. The cooperative selected this name to signify the importance and understanding of the future in coffee.

915 specialty coffee producers, 490 of which are coop members from Twaranyuzwe contributed to this lot. These coffee producers transported their cherries, grown on farms up to 1840 meters above sea level, and delivered them to the Kuvumu Washing Station. Once the cherries were delivered to the washing station, they were sorted to ensure only ripe red cherries. Every lot is pre-dried in the shade where it is sorted again intensively. Finally, they are moved to regular drying beds in the sun for 10-15 days depending on the weather.

  • Royal NY's Scoring

    Acidity:

    Very High

    Body:

    High

    Sweetness:

    Very High


CUPPING NOTES
Cupping Notes
Cane Sugar
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Grape
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Green Apple
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Pomegranate

  • Diedrich IR-5 Roasted On
    Diedrich IR-5
    Color Change
    6:05
    First Crack
    8:53
    Roast Duration
    11:24
    Development Time
    2:31
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ROAST ANALYSIS
Twaranyuzwe, a cooperative was created in 2013 by smallholder coffee farmers in Kavumu, Burundi. The cherries are transported to the Kavumu Washing Station. This was my first opportunity to work with a natural processed coffee from Burundi. Tasting notes from the sample roast were grape, green apple, cane sugar and pomegranate. The cup was complex with integration of different flavors. Utilizing our Diedrich IR-5 for a 9 lb. production roast I charged off the bean probe to 386 degrees and started the roast with the burners set to 50%. Turning point occurred 1:28 into duration at 157 degrees. Two minutes and forty-seven seconds into duration I increased heat application to 75%. As I moved closer to color change and began to build momentum, I adjusted airflow going to the drum to 50% just after 5:00 minutes into duration. The maillard phase of the roast began 6:05 into duration at 309 degrees. This offering did not take on color as fast as other natural process coffees I have worked with in the past. The roast had built up energy and I reduced the burners back down to 50% at 6:46 into duration. I had a target of reaching the development phase, 8:30 – 9:00 in duration. To meet this goal, I began to dial back heat application further. I reduced the burners to 35% just before 7:30 into duration and then again down to 25% at 8:15. The development phase of the roast transpired at 389 degrees at 8:53 into duration. I immediately adjusted airflow going to the drum to 100%. First crack was defined but not aggressive. I experienced aromas of caramel and raisin. I kept the burners at 25% as there was a nice balance of heat and air with a smooth reduction of rate and rise. Total duration of the roast was 11:24 with an end temperature of 405 degrees. I finished with 2:31 of development time.


  • RNY Coffee Dark Brew Style
    V60
    Coffee : Water Ratio
    1:15
    Grind Size
    EK-43 #9.5
    Total Brew Time
    3:00
BREW ANALYSIS
After doing a production roast it was time to see how it performed on the cupping table. We were amazed with how complex the cup was and the integration of flavors. We tasted notes of strawberry, raspberry, pineapple, grape and green apple. After the cupping we wanted to see how well this offering translated to a pour over with different grind settings. The first pour over was grinded at 8.5 on our EK-43 using 23.5 grams. The cup was clean with nice acidity and brightness. The second pour over was grinded at 9 on our EK-43 using 23.5 grams. We were curious as to what a grind slightly coarser would bring out in the cup. The flavors were more defined and integrated with more body in the cup. Lastly, we brewed one more with a grind setting of 9.5 using 23.5 grams. This cup had the same defined and integrated flavors as the second pour over but with a syrupier body and a sweeter, longer finish. We preferred the pour over with a 9.5 setting. The cup had integrated flavors, nice texture, and mouthfeel with a well-rounded body. This natural offering from Burundi is a stellar addition to any coffee menu. It is a natural process but not aggressive that makes for a clean, sweet, and balanced cup. Brew Notes Grape, Raspberry, Strawberry, Pineapple, Green Apple Expressive and complex with a clean, sweet, cohesive finish.