Muramba, Burundi 300g
This washed coffee from the Muramba washing station in Burundi showcases the region beautifully with complex floral aromatics leading to a tea-like texture and notes of blackberry, lemon, and fig. Located in the Northeastern Provinces of Burundi, the Muramba Washing Station is part of a network of seven wet mills owned and operated by Angèle Ciza of Kalico to combat poverty and support Women’s coffee in Burundi. The coffees from this network not only represent the high quality and cup profile Burundi has to offer, but they also illustrate the powerful leadership and perseverance of Angèle, whose work has encouraged thousands of farmers and continues to be a major source of inspiration for women in coffee in the country. 80% of the coffee farms bringing coffee cherry to this mill are owned or managed by women.
Muramba, Burundi - Blackberry, Lemon, Fig
Origin: Kirundo Province, Burundi
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Producer: Various smallholders from Bwinyana Hill
Detour coffees are sold as whole bean
The Detour Story
Detour was born in 2009 in a back alleyway in Dundas, Ontario. One of Canada’s earliest specialty coffee roasters, the brand was built on the idea that coffee should be more than just mindless morning fuel. Our founder, Kaelin McCowan, believed that if he sourced and secured the highest quality green coffees in the world, and roasted fresh to order, people would fall in love with what’s in the cup. Nearly a decade later our mission remains unchanged. We continue to strive to elevate coffee and act as industry leaders through ongoing experimentation and development.
We go far and wide for our beans, visiting the source directly to develop sustainable, quality-focused relationships with the world's best farms and specialty coffee leaders. These relationships are built on mutual respect and a commitment to creating the best coffee.
By traveling to where it grows, we are able to build connections with the mills, exporters and farmers themselves to better understand and source our favourite coffees. Ultimately, we look for people that love coffee as much as we do.
Careful roasting highlights the character of each coffee and balances all the flavours.
We roast fresh-to-order and constantly monitor and adjust to match the perfect profile every time. Time and temperature are critical. It can come down to seconds. Too dark and the character of the coffee can be lost. Too light and the flavours are underdeveloped, sour; we’re leaving behind the coffee’s potential by dropping it from the roaster too soon.
We're a little obsessed– always experimenting and tinkering. Our roasters are passionate about coffee to the point of mild insanity. Which is just how we like it.