Maridadi is the name of the hill where this coffee has been harvested. Smallholders are producing coffee on seven hectares of land in total. The coffee trees are blooming from mid-Aug to end of September and the coffee is being harvested from March to June.
The soil in the area is a mixture of clay and stony components. Hay or dry grass is scattered at the end of the harvest to protect the soil from drought and weeds. The hill is located near two main forests: Ikibira and Nyungwe that both play a big role in influencing the weather conditions in the hill (wind and temperature).
The flavour profile from the Kayanza region in Burundi is similar in a lot of ways to the southern Rwandan coffees like Huye Mountain. However, we tend to find Kayanza coffees are more delicate in character and present more floral notes, such as jasmine, rose and orange blossom.
This coffee is an essential component of our favourite blend "Beleza Blend", named after our beloved dog. It adds all the lovely red berries and cherry flavour notes that make Beleza blend an interesting balance coffee that can be enjoyed black or with milk.
BURUNDI - Maridadi
Tasting Notes: Red Berries, Caramel, Orange
Region: Kayanza Province
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1,820 MASL
Espresso: 1:2 coffee to water, extracted in 28-32 secs
Filter: 60-65g coffee per litre of water, brewed for 3-4 mins