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Ninga

Ninga

Crisp fresh currants, caramel and rooibos in this washed lot by The Long Miles Coffee Project in Kayanza, Burundi
Regular price Kr. 564,00 DKK
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About

Coffee Expression This washed lot showcases crisp fresh currant notes, a deep caramel sweetness and a herbal rooibos finish.

Producer From our long term partners at the Long Miles Coffee Project in Burundi.

Whole Bean Coffee / Both for filter and espresso

Brewing Advise

Water is one of the most critical components of an excellent coffee experience. We recommend using mineral water of a soft Total Dissolved Solids count, ideally below 150 ppm. Learn more about water and the effect it has on taste here.

Rested coffee During the resting process, harsh and astringent flavors, which can even be perceived as a ‘roast’ character, soften out, allowing a clearer and brighter expression of the coffee’s character to shine.  

We recommend resting our coffees for at least 10 days after the roast date, and we often find excellent results, especially for particularly dense coffees, beyond 6 weeks.

Brewing Our straightforward approach to coffee carries over into brewing. We recommend our roasted coffee for all brew methods, regardless of whether it is immersion, percolation or espresso. We believe that there is one correct way to roast a single coffee, roasting lightly, in such a way as to release its innate qualities and showcase its quality.

Technical Data

Producer Long Miles

Region Kayanza

Altitude 1900 masl

Varietal Bourbon

Process Washed

Harvest May 2023

Shipping & Delivery

· Free shipping available

· Ships within 1-3 days from Denmark

· Coffee is roasted to order

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The Long Miles Coffee Project

The Long Miles Project, founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, began work in 2013, aiming to raise the bar of specialty coffees coming out of Burundi. The project works with more than 5,000 individual coffee farmers living near three central washing stations, Bukeye, opened in 2013, Heza, from 2014 and Ninga, which had its first harvest in 2020. There are several reasons why producing speciality coffee in Burundi is an incredibly difficult task. There’s the incredibly unstable political situation, where government can change rules on coffee prices and value chain seemingly overnight, the practical challenge of being a small landlocked country attempting to export coffee by sea freight, the constant threat of unrest. But through it all the Carlson family have managed to establish themselves as producers and exporters of consistently delicious coffees, all the while providing some semblance of stability to the lives of smallholder farmers that surround their washing stations in the northern Kayanza Province, near the border with Rwanda.

This year has seen another slump in production in Burundi, volumes are significantly lower than the bumper harvest of 2022, but quality has remained at an excellent level, thanks to the Long Miles team’s tireless work at each of the stations.

Ninga

The team at Long Miles saw great quality potential in the farmers of Ninga hill for some time, but were unable to serve the area effectively due to the great distance from their existing stations. The long journey and incredibly remote nature of the region surrounding Ninga meant that access to the Long Miles eco-system of support was limited. This changed with the completion of the Ninga station in 2021, giving farmers full access to the Long Miles ‘Coffee Scout’ programme of agronomic support, and to fair and transparent pricing for the cherry they deliver here. This lot was processed using a careful washed method, maintaining the crisp fresh currant notes, a deep caramel sweetness and a herbal rooibos finish.

Fruity & Acidic