TYPE: Single Origin
FARM: Long Miles Coffee Project
RECOMMENDED FILTER SETTINGS
1g of coffee : 16.5g of water
3 min 15 sc
RECOMMENDED ESPRESSO SETTINGS
1g of coffee : 2g of water
Gatukuza lot 3 comes from the Ngozi region in northern Burundi. It owes its name to the washing station from which it comes, as well as to the fact that it is the fruit of the third day of harvest. This is the first year that Therence Nduwayezu, the owner of the washing station, organizes the harvest by separating the harvest days into lots. This practice, common in the world of specialty coffee, allows for optimal quality control and the possibility of isolating the best batches. This is how Therence Nduwayezu, and the producers he works with, managed to win the prestigious Cup of Excellence - Burundi in 2019. Since then, the Long Miles Coffee Project team has decided to partner with the Gatukuza washing station in order to guarantee its producers a purchase price commensurate with the quality of production.
Grown at an altitude of 1650m, Gatukuza #3 is composed of the Bourbon variety. It is manually picked at maturity and sorted by flotation by the producers before being transported to the washing station. There, it undergoes a first sorting by hand and is then immersed in a water tank to remove its mucilage. It is then rigorously sorted by hand for nearly 6 hours, before being dried on bunk beds for 14 to 21 days. To respect this strict sorting and slow drying method, we apply a medium-light roast to Gatukuza #3. It is a delicate and tart espresso coffee, and particularly sweet, floral and complex in filter.
This complex and delicate coffee develops floral notes of jasmine and sweet apricot, over a fine acidity of white grapes.
PISTA - Gatukuza #3
White Grapes, Apricot and Jasmine