Rufous Coffee Roasters

Burundi Shembati #1 蒲隆地 仙巴蒂

Blueberry. Green Apple. Vanilla.

Variety Bourbon
Region Kayanza Butaganzwa
Roast Level Light Roast
Tasting Notes
Blueberry. Green Apple. Vanilla.

About this coffee :

Shembati清洗站是生產商Salum Ramadhan在2016年建造的兩個清洗站之一。它位於Butaganzwa公社的山丘上的Kayanza省。站點管理員是一個叫做Aime Patric的年輕人。它是一個中等規模的清洗站,他們接收大約700噸的櫻桃季。





Shembati Washing Station is one of two washing stations built in 2016 by the producer Salum Ramadhan. Its located in the province of Kayanza in the hills of Butaganzwa commune. The site manager is a young guy called Aime Patric.. Its a medium sized washing station and they receive about 700 tons of cherry pr season. 

Shembati washing station has strict routines for cherry reception. The coffees are sorted by the farmers at the receiving stations on raised tables, or they even have a small flotation tank system for each farmer at delivery. They also have workers dedicated to sort out unripe and overripe coffees for their special preparation of micro-lots. The pre-processing flotation process is to first put the cherries in water tanks. They will then skim off the floaters and give it back to the farmer before the coffees are hand-sorted to separate out unripe/half-ripe.

The elevation at the washing station is high, and climate is cool, meaning it’s easier to control the fermentation time. The traditional fermentation and washing process in Burundi is a lengthy procedure with double fermentation (dry and wet fermentation) before soaking. The double fermentation is a labour intensive process that also requires a lot of water, and creates more wastewater. They changed the process to reduce water usage, labour, increase capacity and avoid over fermentation.

They generally do a 12 hour dry fermentation. It’s then graded in washing channels in to 3-4 grades based on density before 12-18 hours soaking time in clean water.

This coffee is truly lovely, with bursting blueberry aromatics and crisp brightness of granny smith, finish with delicate vanilla on aftertaste. Absolutely wonderful coffee. 

Brewing Recipe : 

Brewing ratio 1 : 15
Ground coffee 16g
Total water 235ml
Water temperature 91ºc
Brew time 1.40 minutes
Roast Date
  10th of October

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