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Burundi Gitwe Washed


Huck has been with Long Miles since their first harvest in 2013, and each year we’re lucky enough to taste through multiple delicious coffees from the group. Long Miles isolates coffees from individual hills, with Gitwe and Ninga the most frequent in our lineup. This year, Gitwe hill produced our favorite washed coffee, and we’re stoked to roast this one over the spring and into the summer!

The Long Miles Coffee Project was founded by Ben and Kristy Carlson, an American couple who moved to Burundi.  Upon seeing the difficulties farmers faced while Ben was working as a coffee trader, the Carlsons built two washing stations in the region, and have worked with area farmers to help them fetch better prices. By working with the farmers to develop stringent quality practices at the farm level, then washing and milling the coffee with meticulous care, Long Miles is able to ensure that the coffee is of the highest quality possible.  By working with Huckleberry and other roasters who commit to coffees before they've shipped from Burundi, the Long Miles Coffee Project is able to pay the farmers a higher price for their coffee than they would receive on the open market and from other washing stations.

Gitwe is a specific hill near Long Miles' Heza washing station, and this coffee comes exclusively from the Long Miles farmers living on that hill.  Over the past few years, Gitwe has produced some of our favorite coffees - natural, washed, and honey alike. For two years running, washed Gitwe has been our favorite Long Miles Coffee.

We’re tasting tangerine, honey, and peach tea (think iced, sweetened, in a bottle that rhymes with apple) in this year’s Gitwe. With body, balance, and acidic complexity all at the same time, it’s gonna be a roast team favorite for the entirety of its turn at Huck!

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Photos courtesy Long Miles Coffee Project

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