Coffee isn't just a beverage—it's an experience, a story that begins in the picturesque landscapes from where it hails and concludes in the rich aroma and taste that engulfs us. For those of you who treasure such tales, let us introduce you to the mesmerizing narrative of our Burundi, Mikuba Lot 5 from Long Miles Coffee.
Imagine, if you will, a journey that starts amid the captivating hills of Mikuba. Nestled amidst pristine landscapes that stand guard alongside the deep, serene waters of the Ruvubu River, these lands are not far from the esteemed Heza Washing Station—a name synonymous with quality. It's from this very land that our coffee beans emerge, carrying with them a tantalizing tasting profile. Close your eyes, take a sip, and let the flavours of luscious purple grape, the gentle whisper of jasmine flowers, and a syrupy richness transport you to this far-off land.
But what makes Mikuba Lot 5 truly special isn't just its taste—it's the passion and dedication that go into its making. Picture the diligent farmers of Mikuba, some travelling a stone’s throw distance, while others embark on a trek of over 5km. Each step, each mile, underscores their unwavering commitment to ensuring that the cherries they deliver to us are of the pinnacle of quality.
Mikuba isn't just a place—it's a canvas painted by Mother Nature. As you wander its terrains, you're greeted by a riot of colours: vibrant blue and yellow flowers that make a stark contrast against the winding dirt paths, expansive forests of whispering acacia trees stretching as far as the eyes can see. The land is a living tapestry, with patches of tomatoes, sweet potatoes, cabbages, and more, all wrapped in breathtaking hues of gold and green.
The wisdom of the farmers shines through in the way they've harmoniously integrated the banana tree canopies with the coffee plants. This isn't just for aesthetics—the canopies create a perfectly cool haven for the beans, allowing them to mature at just the right pace and develop their signature flavor profile.
So, the next time you cradle a cup of our Burundi, Mikuba Lot 5, know that you're not just savouring a coffee—you're partaking in the spirit and essence of Mikuba, a land that's as enchanting as the brew it offers.
Raise your mugs to journeys, to nature, and to the unparalleled taste of Mikuba. Cheers!