We taste: Tropical Fruits, Cherry, Winey Process: Natural Varietal: French Mission Bourbon Elevation: 2210 masl
The Mikuba is lush with full fruits and acetic acid - read: cherry wine. With a characteristic “funk”, this Burundian coffee is complex and soft and oh-so-delightful. This coffee doesn’t need much - just an even brew and a long afternoon.
Where is it from?
Mikuba is the name of a hill in Burundi, a hill with a history of struggle. The word “Mikuba” means disaster, a name earned from seeing countless battles during recurring cycles of war in the region. When asked about the name of their home, farmers will tell you that it’s “a part of their history that cannot be erased”. They acknowledge the strife, but they aren’t without hope. Farmers have rebuilt and revived the soil, determined to continue the work there; determined to continue life on their hill. This coffee is part of the work done there. It’s grown on Mikuba hill and processed through the Long Miles Coffee Project, where more than 1900 family farmers are members. LMCP helps build and facilitate direct relationships between farmers and roasters, to improve coffee quality through stricter sorting and milling processes, and to boost the livelihood of local coffee farmers.