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Seasonal - Burundi Agahore Bugendana Microlot

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Seasonal: Burundi Agahore Bugendana Microlot Organic 


About the Producer - Agahore Mini Washing Station:    

Agahore Coffee is a speciality mini washing station and organic coffee plantation based in Burundi East Africa. Agahore in Kirundi means the best coffee and their aim is to produce the best speciality coffee. Construction of the washing started in early 2016 and was completed a year later. Focus was placed on using local building materials as much as possible with a design to fit the topography and aesthetic of the land. An emphasis has been placed on investing in quality and they plan on making continuous improvements in this direction. The washing station buys coffee cherries from roughly 400 neighbouring coffee farmers around Bugendana in Gitega province. Only ripe cherry is bough, the mill is very strict about this. 

For fully washed coffee, the Kenya type double fermentation technique is used to extract sweetness and fruit flavours to add to the high acidity found in Burundi coffees. After thoroughly washing and soaking the coffee, coffee parchment is hand sorted before sun drying on elevated beds. 

The mill only uses spring water for washing and their drying tables are positioned to get maximum sunlight from East to West and face in northerly direction. The mill also gets a very cooling wind off the valley which the Mubarazi River runs through, something that speeds up drying. 

Good selling prices meant the mill could give their farmers a 40% bonus, the highest in the country and showed partner growers why there was emphasis on quality practices.

  • Region: Gitega province
  • Producer: Agahore Mini Washing Station
  • Crop year: 2019-2020
  • Altitude: 1600 - 1850 masl
  • Process: Fully washed, sun-dried 
  • Varietal: Bourbon, Mbrizi
  • Grade: Specialty
  • Prep: Screen 15+

Tasting notes: Black currants, blackberry, juicy, dark chocolate, spicy, light citric acidity, full body

Roasted for espresso and filter  

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  • 2
    Not my type of coffee

    Posted by Enrico on 12th Apr 2021

    The Dominican is not my type of coffee. Too flowery and sweet. I struggle to drink it as an espresso. It is ok with milk but the smell of honey is also hard to bear...

  • 5
    Dominican Republic cibao altura espresso roast

    Posted by Sigi on 25th Mar 2021

    This is an amazing single
    Origin Deep smell of cocoa , rich body

  • 5
    Pretty good!

    Posted by Jason on 20th Aug 2020

    I always wanted to try proper Guatemalan coffee and Di Bartoli was the first to have it available so I ordered it. I particularly like a short, more condensed shot (“ristretto”) or somewhere between ristretto and expresso for this roast. Highly recommend!

  • 4
    Indonesia Sumatra Kerinci

    Posted by suellen dainty on 11th May 2020

    I rated this four out of five, because of personal taste - I prefer a milder coffee. But if you like big rich roasts, this would be absolutely perfect.

  • 5
    Best DiBartoli beans for espresso

    Posted by Alex on 29th Mar 2020

    I've been buying DiBartoli beans ever since I've bought a coffee machine there about a year ago and these ones are the best espresso beans they had over that time. God balance of acidity, fruit, and flavour!