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Maple Candy, Raspberry Jam, Black Tea, Quality Control
Collaborative Coffee Source
Just reading the tasting notes on this guy is making my mouth water. Maple candy and raspberry jam notes dominate the cup, with the round sweetness acting as a perfect balance to the black tea-like body. Oh, man. Yum! This coffee is from the Mikuba colline (a colline is a hillside community) located about 1 km away from the Heza washing station where 232 individual producers from Mikuba deliver their coffee. Heza is run by the Long Miles coffee project, an organization with a pretty unique story— the organization and washing station are run by an American family who, after spending some time sourcing coffee in Burundi, realized that to truly make a difference for farmers the best thing for them to do would be to build a washing station and relocate their family to East Africa. This way, they could control the coffee’s quality and the price that farmers received directly. This offering from Mikuba is yet another excellent example of the high quality and uniqueness of coffees produced by this organization.