Great Minds
Burundi Mutana

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Oakville, Connecticut


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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Burundi
Bean Source Region: Kayanza

Washing Station: Heza
Elevation: 2100-2200 masl

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2 ratings
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1110 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    4.50 - Finish

    5.00 - Flavor

    4.50 - Acidity

    4.00 - Balance

    A nice fruity Burundi with a big hit of fruit mid-palate, strawberry and citrus. Definitely get a strongly brewed black tea in the background. There's some complexity and a lot of flavors going on. Just a touch of funk that I didn't mind as I've definitely been seeing with this year's Burundis, natural or washed. It's not quite even mouthfeel wise but it's a fun coffee roast overall.

    Cupping Method:Green Kettle Advent. Hario v60 pourover at 203 degrees F.

  • Victoria S-C

    411 roasts rated, avg score of 4.32

    4.00 - Average

    Didnt like it at first but solid and interesting once cool.
    5 months ago · See more from Victoria

More Details

Roast Level: Light Medium
A Light Medium Roast coffee, sometimes referred to as a "City Roast" or "American Roast," lies between a light and medium roast. This roast level strikes a balance by preserving the coffee bean's unique characteristics while allowing for a moderate development of body and flavor. The beans have a medium brown color, exhibiting a slight sheen of oils, providing a more balanced and nuanced flavor profile. A Light Medium Roast typically highlights the coffee's inherent fruity, floral, or citrus notes, while also providing some of the deeper, richer flavors associated with medium roasts.
Bean Source Country: Burundi
Burundi is a small landlocked East African nation. Grown predominantly on the high-altitude slopes of the country's mountainous regions, Burundi coffee benefits from rich volcanic soils and favorable climate conditions, which impart a vibrant acidity and pronounced fruitiness to the beans. Burundian coffee often has nuanced notes of red fruit, such as cherry, currant, and raspberry, while lending it a delicate floral undertone. This harmonious blend of flavors is further complemented by a medium body, crisp citrus brightness, and a lingering sweet finish, making Burundian coffee a sought-after (and sometimes hard-to-find) treasure in specialty coffees.
Bean Source Region: Kayanza
The Kayanza region in Burundi is one of the prime coffee-growing areas in the country, situated at elevations ranging from 1,700 to 2,200 meters above sea level. This region enjoys a temperate tropical highland climate, characterized by well-distributed rainfall and moderate temperatures, providing ideal conditions for cultivating Arabica coffee beans. The area's fertile volcanic soil, enriched with essential nutrients, contributes to the unique flavor profile of Kayanza coffee, which is often described as bright and complex, featuring floral and fruity notes along with a full-bodied richness. Smallholder farmers dominate the landscape, often working collectively in cooperatives to improve production quality and sustainability. The coffees from this region have increasingly gained international acclaim, participating and excelling in various specialty coffee competitions.

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Great Minds is a coffee roaster from Oakville, CT United States. We have 6 cataloged roasts with 10 total reviews with a score of 4.29.

International Rank: #102 out of 823
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