One of the smallest and poorest countries in East Africa, Burundi is rich with vibrant coffees and the team at Necessary are dedicated to equitable buying practices. This washed Red Bourbon lot is a pleasantly fruity representation of the region. We tasted stone fruit and nectarine, with a punchy body, and a hint of tangerine acidity.
Bag Size: 11.5 oz (325 g)
Origin: Nkonge Hill, Burundi
Elevation: 2000 - 2200 MASL
Varietal: Red Bourbon, Mibirizi
Process: Washed Roaster
Roaster Tasting Notes: Berries, Molasses
We Tasted: Stone Fruit, Nectarine
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Necessary was founded by the team behind award-winning roaster Passenger to showcase delicious deep cuts from their producer partners. The coffee you find at specialty roasters represent a tiny subset of each farmer’s crop. Necessary provides a way for producers to sell more of their crop, with uniquely appealing, easy-drinking results, representing the iconic flavors of each growing region.
Using Stagg [X] Dripper
Coffee: 15g ground medium-fine (setting 3 on Ode Gen 1, setting 3-4 on Ode with SSP Burrs)
Water: 225g at 210°F
Steps: Pour 50g of water for bloom, then pour to 125g, final pour to 225g
Total Brew Time: 2:45
French Press Recipe
Using Clara French
Press Ratio: 14:1
Coffee: 60g ground coarse (setting 5 on Ode with SSP Burrs)
Water: 840g at 210°F
Steps: Add coffee and water, then stir and replace lid.
Let sit for 5 minutes and 30 seconds, then remove lid, break crust, and plunge gently.
Recipe Dose: 20g
Brew Time: 28-35 seconds
Pump Pressure: 7 bars