SEY | Burundi Gaharo Hill, Washed Field Blend
From our friends at Sey:
Gaharo Hill and the Bukeye washing station have consistently produced some of our favorite coffees from Burundi. This lot is made from 7 distinct day lots delivered between May 6th and May 25th. In the cup we find plum, tequila sunrise, and honey.
1,700 - 2,100 masl
May 6th - 25th, 2020
Hand picked at peak ripeness. Floated and hand sorted to further remove defects; depulped on the day of harvest. Single-fermented dry for 12 hours. Rinsed in fresh water. Density graded. Dried on traditional African raised beds for 16-20 days until moisture content reaches 10.5%.
Gaharo is where the Long Miles Coffee Project began, and we have selected coffee from this hill many times over the years. Bukeye is the very first washing station built by Long Miles, and it rests at the foot of Gaharo Hill. The land was cleared by Gaharo farmers, and the bricks for its construction were collected in the valley below. The same farmers who helped build this special place now deliver their cherries to it.
ABOUT LONG MILES COFFEE PROJECT
Ben and Kristy Carlson moved to Burundi in 2011 with a simple dream: Help coffee growers by helping roasters source consistently high quality coffees from Burundi. Their dream has grown from working with fifty coffee growers in 2013 to more than 5,50o at present. Long Miles has been extremely effective in helping to actualize Burundi's natural coffee-producing potential while also making an incredible impact socially, economically, and environmentally. Coffees from this project are some of our most anticipated of the year, and we are humbled and honored continue supporting their inspiring work.