Slöinge Kafferosteri – Gaharo Burundi

I can’t believe it has been since May 2018 I reviewed coffee from Slöinge Kafferosteri, time really goes fast. Slöinge Kafferosteri belongs to my top favorite coffee roasters and that’s because of their very even roast, good coffee picks with an amazing result.

So what can we expect from this coffee? If we read the description we can see that it has flavors of: “Candied sugar, créme caramel, red currant & soft mouthfeel.”. Suitable for filter brew, press & aeropress.

This coffee from Burundi had all the properties I would want in a coffee from that origin. It’s very sweet with a lot of berries,  jam ending with a clean and smooth cup.

But before I wrote all of this I actually cupped the coffee which means that I’ll try to find different flavors in the coffee. Just to give you as a reader a hint of understanding of what I go through. I’ll also write how to do a cupping. You can read that below:

When I do a cupping I do the following:

1) Grind 11 g coffee in a medium-coarse grind, I’ll remember the coffee’s fragrances now when it is dry to compare with the let grounds later.
2) Pour 180 g of water at a temperature of 93 degrees Celsius.
3) Let it sit for 4 minutes.
4) Stir 3 times and try to find as many scents.
5) Remove all foam that’s formed on the top.
6) Wait for 6 minutes so the coffee cools down and to let the coffee grounds fall down to the bottom, then I’ll take my first slurp with a deep spoon. The idea is that you will spray the coffee inside your mouth. That way you will be able to easily recognize the tones contained in the coffee.
7) Wait for 6 minutes and do the same procedure, the reason behind step 7 is that it’s the most optimal time for tasting coffee. If the coffee is still good after 12-15 minutes, then it is a high-quality coffee!

Cupping notes:
Sweet berries with a caramel touch.

Information and recipe for the coffee:

Origin: Burundi
Variety: Bourbon
Producer: Gaharo Hill, Bukeye Washing Station
Region:  Kayanza
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1850 – 2050 masl.

Pour Over: 

20g coffee coarse grind
300g of filtered water
50g bloom 45 seconds
92 degrees Celsius

1) Pour 50g water for blooming for 45 seconds.
2) 45 seconds in, begin your second pour of 70g of water.
3) 1 minute and 30 seconds in,  begin your third pour of 60g of water.
4) 2 minutes and 15 seconds in,  begin your fourth pour of 60g of water.
5) 3 minutes in,  begin your fifth pour of 60g of water.
6) Stop the dripper at 3 minutes and 30 seconds

*Always rinse the paper filter with filtered hot water, don’t forget to wash the coffee server with clean water afterward, because the taste of the paper might linger.


I really think that Slöinge Kafferosteri belongs to the coffee elite in Sweden. They always have an even roast and deliver great-tasting coffee every time.

It doesn’t have that tea-taste that a lot of coffee from Burundi has, this has a long tasting sweetness with a lot of juicy notes. I don’t get bored at all, I could easily drink this every day. However, I only prefer this brewed with my Hario V60. With a french press or Clever drip, you will lose a lot of aromas since it will enhance to body a bit too much. Kalita works well, but you will not get that light brew I’m searching for in a coffee with these properties.

If you like coffees from Burundi I’ll guarantee you will like this. Slöinge Kafferosteri is a must-try if you’re a coffee enthusiast and love specialty coffee.

Rating: 7.0/10

The rating is only based on taste and quality and is not based on price.

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