Coffee Reviews

Burundi Gishubi 105 – Junto Coffee

Andrew Pautler

Coffee Details

  • Coffee Name
    Burundi Gishubi 105
  • Roaster
    Junto Coffee
  • Roaster Location
    Taylors, South Carolina
  • Estimated Price
    $17.00 / 12 oz
  • Flavor Notes
    Dried mango, chamomile, cinnamon sugar
  • Process
    Washed
  • Varieties
    Bourbon
  • Country
    Burundi
  • Region
    Gitega
  • Elevation
    2210 MASL
  • Producer
    Long Miles Project (importer)
  • Brew Method
    v60, cupping, espresso

Coffee Scoring

9.0
Aroma
7 / 10
Body
9 / 10
Flavor
9 / 10
Acidity/Brightness
10 / 10
Balance
9 / 10
Sweetness
10 / 10
Cleanliness
8 / 10
Aftertaste
9 / 10
Complexity
10 / 10
Flexibility
9 / 10
Pros
  • Wonderful complexity
  • Acidity/brightness

Cons
  • Armoa a bit lacking

Junto Coffee is a new coffee roaster located in Taylors, South Carolina. They opened in late 2018, so they are only a few months old. I followed along as they prepared for opening last year and was so excited when they opened their doors. I haven’t been able to visit their café yet, but the space looks amazing (see at the end of the post). I was anxious to try some of their coffee, so I was excited to receive the Burundi Gishubi 105 reviewed below, as well as their Colombia Los Huilenses and Ethiopia Hambela (reviews coming soon).


The Burundi Gishbui 105 has a wonderful complexity and depth to the flavors. There are nice fruit notes, but more subtle than many other African coffees I’ve tried. I wasn’t able to detect the chamomile notes they mention, but I always find tea notes like that harder to parse out. The coffee has a wonderful brightness that hits you right away as you begin to sip. It has a strong, rich sweetness that carries through the aftertaste and really helps to unify the cup.

The only area I found the coffee a bit lacking was the fragrance and aroma—both in intensity and complexity. Neither were bad, but given how complex the flavors were, I expected the aroma to present itself a bit better.

The Bottom Line

If you like African coffees, this is a great, high-quality one to try. In addition, it is a great way to try and support a coffee/roaster you likely haven’t tried before.

Junto Coffee’s space in Taylors, South Carolina

Disclosure: Pull & Pour received coffee samples for this post, however, as always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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