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« on: 04/05/2013, 11:49 AM »
I tasted a nice coffee the other day.  The guy who roasted it told me it was Burundi Napze. 
That's what it sounded like he said.  Could have been spelt Burundi Napzi perhaps. 
I can't find anything on the Internet called Burundi Napze.  Does any such coffee actually exist?
The closest i could find to that is Burundi Ngozi. 
Does such a coffee exist?  Or did i perhaps hear incorrectly? 



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« Reply #2 on: 07/05/2013, 03:29 PM »
probably Ngozi, it's going around at the mo.

I've not had any bad Burundi yet, their CoE program is outstanding, to think they've only had two submissions thus far. Great things happening. Such stunning coffee!
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« Reply #3 on: 16/08/2013, 12:32 PM »
I've just received some Burundi Mirango microlot #1 single origin roasted from mycuppa.  C-Man was ordering so I tagged along.

Roasted on the 5th August, I started using it yesterday after harrassing C-Man.  I had to do a site inspection!  :laugh: because he forgot to tell me they arrived! :'(  It needs a real fine grind, and decent dose when pulling a shot.  C-Man did warn me and I've only slowed it down to a few drops appearing at 6 seconds on the lever!  ???  It does look like a lighter roaster though, so that might be why.  My lever doesn't seem to cope too well with lighter roaster unless it's dosed at 17gm and fine as.

I've only had it in milk so far, but will be trying as espresso, and a long black asap.  It's got a lingering wine taste (we'll that's why my brain tells me anyway, My palete is pretty lazy, and I don't get any of the subtle notes that some of you might).  It's a nice and different brew though.

Nice coffee so far, and I've never even heard ofa Burundi coffee, so it's great to taste something new, and to sample some of Jeff at MyCuppa's roasts.  I'll definately be jumping on C-Mans ordering again!  Jeff even bagged mine separately so we didn't have to split a big bag!  :thumb:

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« Reply #4 on: 16/08/2013, 07:05 PM »
Thanks L.

We have been running the Mirango #1 for around 9 - 11 months now. It's a great bean and many of the specialty cafes continue to ask for it week after week. We bought up quite a bit of this lot.

Best in milk and yes it's hard to dial in the grinder if you are not used to it - a very dense and hard bean. The roast on it is medium (try looking at the color of the ground coffee as it was air-roasted which tends to display a deceptively lighter shade in external appearance).

There is a lot of complexity in the cup - fruit, berries, toffee and a creamy texture and long sweet finish when you nail the extraction.  There are hints of clove spice in the cup and a trace of lime/citrus note.

We think this origin is quite special as it exhibits a little bit of everything we like about the powerhouse African origins of Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Socially/Ethically, we like to do our small bit to help out those less fortunate origins struggling for survival - paying a fair/premium price to purchase specialty lots from Burundi supports and rewards the farmers.

 

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« Reply #5 on: 18/08/2013, 06:44 AM »
 I don't even miss roasting anymore even if I did have the time which I don't

I just let Jeff decide what to send and see what comes,
it works out cheaper and better,
Roasters choice is only $22kg plus $14 postage and I usually get 2kg per order so it works out to $29kg for premium beans delivered to my door.

Last time I bought a KG of Yirg. from Clandistino it was $55kg. and not as good.
 
Jeff also sent some more Tanzanian and we can't decide which we like best as they are both great beans, both rich in taste with a big "mouth feel" that lingers.

My whole crew is powered by tasty coffee now!

Just need to get a stock-mans Whip for the crew next.


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« Reply #6 on: 18/08/2013, 07:43 AM »
$55 /kg for yirg is just taking the piss. I pay $13 from BG, free postage, about $1.50 in electricity to roast. There is always time to roast Cman, you just have your priorities wrong  :D  Personally, I think those that don't roast their own are missing out on an awful lot of the wholistic experience that is drinking coffee

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« Reply #7 on: 18/08/2013, 08:02 AM »
Yeah but Derrilex he's only using a popper.  Hours of roasting to get 250gm of coffee!  :tearhair:  And after seeing the size of his house, he's got a lot of work ahead of him, and needs coffee to get it done!  Nice crew too, chatty guys and hardworking, but pity I never got to sample the Tanzanian while I was there!  :pan

I like roasting, but it's a nice change to have a bag from a quality roaster like mycuppa, and something different too that you wouldn't normally roast, and at a different profile to my usual roasts.  I got the beans slowed down (actually nearly choked it) with 21gm in my triple basket.  It was a nice pour and definitely more in the cup flavour wise, and hardly any of the winey taste I was getting with the double which was a bit fast for my liking.  Only got 29ml out of a triple basket though!  ???

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« Reply #8 on: 18/08/2013, 09:11 AM »
Ahhhhh ok I didn't know he was using a popper. Still, big house needs a big roaster. A popper is seriously out of proportion   :stir :D

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« Reply #9 on: 18/08/2013, 06:35 PM »
Yeah but Derrilex he's only using a popper.  Hours of roasting to get 250gm of coffee!  :tearhair:  And after seeing the size of his house, he's got a lot of work ahead of him, and needs coffee to get it done!  Nice crew too, chatty guys and hardworking, but pity I never got to sample the Tanzanian while I was there!  :pan

I like roasting, but it's a nice change to have a bag from a quality roaster like mycuppa, and something different too that you wouldn't normally roast, and at a different profile to my usual roasts.  I got the beans slowed down (actually nearly choked it) with 21gm in my triple basket.  It was a nice pour and definitely more in the cup flavour wise, and hardly any of the winey taste I was getting with the double which was a bit fast for my liking.  Only got 29ml out of a triple basket though!  ???

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Ahhhhh ok I didn't know he was using a popper. Still, big house needs a big roaster. A popper is seriously out of proportion   :stir :D

Both are correct!  As a home roaster one of my most valuable lessons was ordering roasted from Cosmorex and My Cuppa!!
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« Reply #10 on: 19/08/2013, 07:09 AM »
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Both are correct!  As a home roaster one of my most valuable lessons was ordering roasted from Cosmorex and My Cuppa!!

So true, many home roasters get used to what they roast, and that is ok but always good to try the professional to compare.   I got nothing against home roasting, I think it is great and will get a decent roaster some day.

Michael, you will need to stop by and try the Tanzanian, it is similar but not as buttery, as a general comment without the tiny subtleties.

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