Burundi Grade A Mpanga Hill



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We have a very similar coffee called Rwanda Inzovu here

Origin: Mpanga Hill, Kayanza, Burundi
Elevation: 1850m
Varietal: Bourbon
Roast: Medium Roast
Flavour: Chocolate, citrus and caramel notes
Acidity: Rounded, gentle acidity.

Burundi Grade A Mpanga Hill

Burundi Grade A Coffee

Burundi coffee provides a citrus acidity, perfect for lovers of African coffee. It is is bright and zesty, with a wonderful lingering aroma.

Burundi is a country is the East of Africa which is home to around 10.52 million people


Burundi Exports and Coffee Industry


Due to its proximity to the equator, Burundi is considered to have a tropical climate. Average temperatures can range from 16°C to 23°C, however it can vary considerably across it’s different regions because of its differences in altitude.

The country receives around 51–63 inches of rainfall every year, which is why it is so great for coffee growing.

The nation’s largest source of revenue is coffee, which makes up 93% of Burundi’s exports.

After a huge decline in the country’s economy in the 1990s, the coffee industry picked itself back up.

The industry saw more investments, and the balance between privately owned coffee companies and facilities became more even. This has created more opportunity and stability for the country and Burundi has established itself as an emerging African coffee-growing country.


Types of African Coffee


A common misconception is that Africa only produces Robusta beans, however there are many different varieties produced here and we have put together a quick summary for you:

  • Sadamo – a type of Arabica, a single origin coffee from Ethiopia. Usually rich, chocolatey and spicy.
  • Liberica – another type of Arabica, grown in Western Africa. Grows on trees as high as 10 to 15 metres tall.
  • Arabica – typically grown on mountains such as the Ivory Coast and Cameroon.
  • Excelsea – Similar to Liberica, they also grow on very tall trees.
  • Robusta – grown just about everywhere from Madagascar to Gabon.
  • Kouilou and Petit Indenize – grown on much smaller trees.
  • Bourbon – planted in the 18th It is actually a mutation.
  • French Mission – a type of Bourbon that was planted by French missionaries in East Africa in the 20th
  • Mayaguez – another type of Bourbon. Grown in Rwanda.


Burundi Coffee Profile


Our high quality Burundi beans exhibit a clean, delicate flavour with a rich, luxurious body. The acidity is refreshing and citrusy.

The beans are grown on the Mpanga Hill at an elevation of 1850m.

When drinking you may notice an irresistible berry-like aroma. Some coffee reviewers notice subtle flavours of red fruit, jasmine, hibiscus and dark chocolate.

Burundi’s coffee growing regions include:

  • Cibitoke
  • Bubanza
  • Kayanza
  • Ngozi
  • Kirundo
  • Muyinga
  • Karuzi
  • Krimiro
  • Mwaro
  • Muramvya
  • Bururi
  • Makamba

Our beans are produced in Kayanza, which only has a population of around 26,200 people, but is known for its excellent quality of coffee.


Adams and Russell Medium Roast Coffee


These beans are medium roasted in small batches and are always available fresh from Adams and Russell.

Medium roasts are a medium brown colour and are nicely balanced in flavour, aroma, and acidity. During this process the beans can reach temperatures between 210°C and 220°C, which gives this rich, bold delicious flavour.

You can enjoy this intense European classic blend with milk to mellow the flavours or go bold and have a double shot!


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