The flavour profile from the Kayanza region in Burundi tend to be very delicate and silky in the mouth and create a very complex cup profile presenting floral like characteristic making this coffee very interesting in both filter and espresso form.
This is the fourth lot that we have secured from Mpanga, solidifying its place in the Rounton Coffee arsenal. It's a coffee that is consistently impressive, and incredibly complex - a welcome start to the new year when it lands, early every January. Expect delicate acidic top notes, with an underlying rounded sweetness. Mpanga is a brilliant example of a coffee from Burundi done right.
|LOCATION||Kayanza province, North Burundi|
|OWNERS||Jean Clement Birabereya|
|NOTES||Honeydew, Grapefruit, Sweet|
Mpanga is both the name of the farm and of the central washing station located in Kayanza Province, Northern Burundi. Both are managed by Jean-Clement Birabereye - a 15-year coffee veteran, who oversaw the construction of the washing station back in 2008. The station processes coffee from approximately 3,400 smallholder farmers, who cultivate coffee on the hillsides that surround Kayanza, at elevations of up to 1,950 masl. Mpanga processes roughly 1,500 tonnes of coffee per season, with each producer lot separated and named according to the hillside upon which the coffee was grown. Under Jean-Clement's guidance, Mpanga has achieved incredible results at the Burundi Cup of Excellence, finishing 1st and 3rd in the 2014 competition. As a result of the hard work and diligence Jean-Clement has implemented, Mpanga has become highly regarded for its consistently clean and complex coffees.