Light and zesty with chocolate aromas that lead into sweet brown sugar, spice, and citrus flavors with a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Full bodied with vibrant acidity.
Put a spring in your step with our vibrant Vernal Equinox™ coffee.
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The Vernal Equinox™ Coffee Story
This invigorating coffee comes from North-Eastern Burundi, processed through the washing stations of Kalico. Owner Angele "Queen of Coffee" Ciza works to educate Kalico's farmer partners with best practices from nurseries to picking, and as the quality and value of the coffee increases they are investing further in environmental protection, social infrastructures and other projects. They wet ferment the coffee for 12-18 hours to pull in sweetness from the fruit before soaking, then wash and sort before drying on raised beds.
We boldly admit that our Light Roast is on the darker-side of this description. Many coffees do not develop well at this stage, tending to be acidic or even astringent, and sometimes featuring strong grassy or vegetable tastes. However, a few coffees fare well with this roast level and have a bright, eye-opening sassiness to them with just a touch of sweet.