Not far from the shores of Lake Kivu lies Karambi, a washing station named after Karambi town where it resides. The altitude at Karambi station is 1700 meters above sea level and the coffee is grown upwards of 2000 meters in the surrounding mountainside. We taste a beautiful orange and raisin flavor when the cup is hot. As it cools, that dried fruit flavor gives way to a kind of mellow spice, which we've characterized as coriander.
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We are happy to grind your coffee for you or to include extra bags if you like; please include all details for your order in order notes. We will contact you shortly after you check out if we have any questions.
We serve this coffee as both espresso and drip in our shops. We use 20g ground espresso to produce 33g brewed espresso in 28 to 30 seconds. If you don't have a scale and the espresso is between 7 and 14 days old, just aim for a volume a little over 1.5 ounces for a double. Please note this coffee is delicious as straight espresso but can get lost in milk; if you prefer a stronger espresso for milk drinks we recommend using the Blendo Stupendo. Of course, feel free to experiment with the parameters to find your perfect coffee. If our parameters make the espresso tastes sour or bitter to you, just increase your brewed amount a few grams up if it's sour or a few grams down if it's bitter. For our drip coffee, the parameters vary a little because we use a refractometer to control strength at 1.35% TDS, but if you don't have a refractometer just use about 12 grams of coffee for every 8 ounce of water. Please contact us with any brewing related questions!
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