Burundi Long Miles Gaharo Hill

Onyx Coffee Lab

🇺🇸

Rogers, AR, USA

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In 2011, Ben and Kristy Carlson moved to Burundi with a singular vision: to create a farmer-driven coffee program that connected roasters with the beautiful coffees of that region. It all started with the Bukeye station at the foot of the Gaharo Hill, where this coffee was produced. The challenges they've faced over the last decade have been quite high, yet the focus the staff has placed on the project of Long Miles has always steered them forward. By placing value on agronomical support throughout the year, Long Miles is able to have a continued partnership with coffee-producing families across the region. This support enables them to pay higher prices for cherry while also paying annual premiums. Continually paying premiums and supporting farmers means more stability in the supply chain within Burundi, creating a clear path for roasters to continually work with a community, forging bonds where none existed before. We have been friends with Long Miles for years, and our path to this coffee began at the SCA Expo in early 2022, where we had a quick chat with Ben Carlson about getting involved more significantly with Long Miles. Our path forward was to focus on a hill, cupping micro-lots to build a larger lot that reflects the region's taste. The resulting lot is an exemplary example of Long Miles program: a delicious, traceable, and transparent coffee. Processed at the Bukeye station, this washed bourbon is sweet and bright, with near-perfect cup clarity.

Lemongrass

Lavender

Mango

Marzipan

Type

Single Origin

Origin

🇧🇮

Burundi

Roast

Medium-Light

Species

Arabica

Varieties

Red Bourbon

Process

Washed

Altitude

1950m

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