recipes

Preparation in the portafilter machine: 17g in | 40g out | 28s | 94°C

Preparation in the V60 hand filter: 15g | 250g | 2:40 minutes | 94°C

The origin

Burundi-Gishubi

Gishubi is just a stone's throw from the native Kibira forest. The cool fog of the forest blows over the coffee trees every day. The slightly cooler microclimate allows Gishubi coffee cherries to grow more slowly and
mature more slowly, which makes the Gishubi cup different from others.

Through the "Trees for Kibira" project, the Long Miles team has already planted over 5000 trees on Gishubi Hill.

Long Miles Coffee Project

The Long Miles Coffee Project is a project that we have admired for several years. With our Kenyan coffee Anna we laid the foundation for our joint cooperation last year, but actually the people behind Long Miles started their work in Burundi. You are now one of the first today to hold the second coffee of our collaboration in your hands. We are more than proud to present this coffee to you today. For us, Long Miles are a role model when it comes to combining social and ecological sustainability with high quality and exceptional taste.

The variety

Crisp, Clean - Bourbon

Bourbon, a variety characterized by its incomparably clear flavor profile, and Burundians are rightly proud of the wonderfully clean cups they produce. State mandated, Bourbon is currently the only variety grown in Burundi. The variety is of pure Arabica descent, which means that it is not a hybrid of different varieties. If you now take a look at the neighboring country to Kenya, which is not far away, it quickly becomes clear what an economic disadvantage the cultivation of only one variety means. Because the yield of a Bourbon plant is around 2-3kg of cherries per tree per harvest, while the varieties grown in Kenya yield around 15-20kg+ per tree.

Yet another reason why we enjoy the cup of this crispy bourbon.

Trees for Kibira

"Trees For Kibira" is a long-term project that aims to plant native African trees on all hills in Burundi where our coffee is grown, to mitigate the effects of climate change and promote the practice of sustainable coffee growing. We hope that planting will benefit the health of the local rainforest, the Kibira Forest, and the coffee-growing communities that live on its fringes. To date we have planted 322,000 native and agroforestry trees at a cost of $140 per 1,000 trees. Our goal for the coming planting season is to plant 500,000 trees." - Long Miles

Our standard: transparent coffee

We trade all our coffees as transparently and directly as possible. But, trust is good, control is better. So convince yourself and check our transparent price calculation from Adam (see graphic in the pictures). You can also find out what price (FOB price) we pay the farmers compared to the world market and fair trade price. The FOB price is the price farmers have received for their labor and effort up to the time the coffee is shipped for export from the country of origin. The FOB price thus includes all costs associated with the production of a coffee in the country of production. All other costs such as transport to the roasting plant by ship, road or rail as well as customs duties and taxes are borne by us as the roasting plant in addition to the FOB price. Our step to make transparent and fair coffee accessible to everyone and thus revolutionize the coffee market, which is characterized by opacity.