Intelligentsia Coffee
Burundi Yandaro

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Chicago, Illinois

4.33(3)

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Roast Level: Light Medium
Bean Source Country: Burundi
Varietal: Bourbon Mayaguez 139
Process: Washed

Direct trade. Seasonal roast that appears annually at Intelligentsia.

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Reviews(3)

4.33(3)

3 ratings
Ratings here are based on aggregated user reviews of individual roasts from Intelligentsia Coffee.
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Latest Reviews and Tasting Notes

  • Theodore (Ted) Chan, Managing Editor

    1181 roasts rated, avg score of 4.28

    4.50 - Average

    Juicy with very bright acidity and a clean finish. Caramel, blood orange, and red grape were notes me.

    Cupping Method:Pourover Chemex

  • Victoria S-C

    454 roasts rated, avg score of 4.31

    4.50 - Average

    4.50 - Aroma

    5.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    The first time I tried it I thought it wasnt good, but then I had it on the next day and it was delicious. Not too bitter or dark (I tend to like light roasts). Im so glad I retried it!

    Cupping Method:Pourover black at home

    1 year ago · See more from Victoria
  • Scott Greenaway

    148 roasts rated, avg score of 4.26

    4.00 - Average

    4.00 - Aroma

    4.00 - Finish

    4.50 - Flavor

    4.00 - Acidity

    5.00 - Balance

    Immediate flavor that is remarkably consistent from first sip to finish. Light, well-balanced, with a slight sweetness.

    Cupping Method:Vietnamese pour over

    1 year ago · See more from Scott

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.

Best Rated Roasts of Intelligentsia Coffee

Intelligentsia Coffee is a coffee roaster from Chicago, IL United States. We have 32 cataloged roasts with 21 total reviews with a score of 4.61.

International Rank: #5 out of 862
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