Burundi Rubana Station

Burundi Rubana Station

This is the first in a series of coffees we will be doing of one off coffees bundled together roasted differently by myself and Malek, the new roaster round there parts completely by the seam of our pants. Why do this? Why not just offer a "medium" and "light"?

Because it's fun to roast good new coffee for those who roast several thousand pounds of one coffee the same way each time. Really though to be frank roasting is more than just take it to a degree or color and stop. On good coffees, (and even to a degree bad... Read More

This is the first in a series of coffees we will be doing of one off coffees bundled together roasted differently by myself and Malek, the new roaster round there parts completely by the seam of our pants. Why do this? Why not just offer a "medium" and "light"?

Because it's fun to roast good new coffee for those who roast several thousand pounds of one coffee the same way each time. Really though to be frank roasting is more than just take it to a degree or color and stop. On good coffees, (and even to a degree bad ones) It's possible for roasters to roast coffee differently and have that coffee taste unique in it's own way depending on how they approach the roast. Further it can depend on each person behind the roaster and further than that - the machine itself. So you can have me on my machine and how I do things and another guy on the same machine same company and roast it differently. there might be a bigger sweetness, it might be less sweet. Or a bitter finish or a burnt finish. it all depends on what as a roaster we're trying to do with an ingredient.

With that said it's not always noticeable. Sometimes a coffee kind of just is. I've tasted my fair share of utterly bunk coffees where I just tossed the cup which is why I'm using one of my favorite green importers for these coffees. The coffees we get can only be screwed up by us, they're just that good. Maybe you don't like it taste wise but it will be a good quality coffee scoring above 85 on the way we as roasters grade coffee. 

The bags will be on our old style of tin tie bags with old labels written by myself and then the other by Malek. 

Lastly, and probably really important for you is this - These are coffees we're not putting through any Quality Control methods.  We're getting the coffee and roasting completely blind so the final product will be unknown. Due to this factor, and despite being a great coffee, there will be a slight discount off the price of the coffees. 

Notes we got from the importer you might experience: Cane Juice Sweetness, Dried Cherry, Orange Tea, Graham Cracker, Tart Lemon Accent, Floral Hints, good for espresso. 

 

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