Counter Culture coffee: Mpemba, Kayanza, Burundi

By rolando March 18, 2013

Counter Culture Mpemba

Burundi is one of the poorest countries in the world, but it’s been producing some really amazing coffees. This one is called Mpemba, named for the region of Burundi where it was grown. It’s the first lot ever to be grown, processed, and exported by the Kazoza N’Ikawa Co-op.

Ryan from Counter Culture was telling us how this is really unique for Burundi. Usually in that country, coffee buyers like Counter Culture would work with a private washing station, not directly with the co-op. This past year the co-op was able to create their own washing station where they can process their coffee cherries themselves. It’s really cool step for the growers, and something I’m excited to be able to support.

You can get a cup of the Mpemba, in the $3 slot starting today. For me, the flavor profile is round with some citrus notes and a smooth finish. Let us know what you think.

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