The Shape Shifter is what you want to be. Not what you want it to be, but what you yourself would want to be if you were coffee. With notes that range from orange to lemon lime, but then from toffee to peanut, but then from molasses to a buttery caramelized finish, it changes shapes and moods as the cup goes on. If you drink it two days in a row, you’ll be convinced you taste something new every time. The best part: it is never challenging, and always pleasant. Buckle up.
- Producer – Karinzi Washing Station in Kayanza town
- Region – Kayanza, Burundi
- Processing Method – washed
- Flavor Notes – sweet citrus & molasses
- Variety – Bourbon, Jackson, Mibirizi
- Extra Info – Karinzi Washing Station is located in Kayanza town, in the province of Kayanza. About 1,500 producers deliver cherry to the station, either directly or to one of 13 different local collection points.
Farmers here own less than half a hectare of land, on average, and in addition to growing coffee, they also grow crops like bananas, beans, yams, taro, and cassava, both for sale and for household use.
Due to the small size and yield on the average coffee farm or plot, washing stations are the primary point of purchase for us in Burundi. Unlike other coffee-growing regions in Central and South America where landholdings are slightly larger and coffee-centric resources are more available, most producers do not have space on their property or the financial means to do their wet- or dry-milling. Instead, the majority of growers deliver cherry to a facility that does sorting, blending, and post-harvest processing of day lots to create different offerings.
NOTE: Since we are a small batch single origin roaster, we roast weekly for consumer orders.