Junior’s Roasted Coffee is a micro-roastery based out of Portland, Oregon, founded and owned by Caryn and Mike Nelson. They started Junior’s in Florida after moving there for graduate school in October 2014. The Nelsons were eager to plant roots in their new home and serve a role in their community by sharing their love and craft of quality coffee. They’ve since relocated back to their “adopted” home of Portland, Oregon where, along with business partners Carrie Lind and Toby Roberts, they opened a cafe named Guilder in the Alameda-Irvington neighborhood. The roastery opened inside the cafe in the fall of 2017.
Black Currant, Raisin, Plum
It’s been over three years since we last had a coffee from East Africa on our regular menu and we’re delighted to offer this delicious Burundi from the Murago wet mill.
Murago is one of seven washing stations owned by Kalico (Kahawa Link Company) in the Muyinga and Kirundo provinces of Northeastern Burundi. Angele Ciza, the owner of Kalico, and her son, Alex, oversee all seven of the washing stations. Murago is located in Muyinga, and receives predominantly Bourboncoffee from 1,000-3,000 smallholder farmers in the relatively high elevation area (1,650-1,700 masl). Junior’s started working with this coffee with the intention of working towards a cost of production partnership by next harvest. The Murago is unique in it’s flavor profile. It tastes like black currant, raisin, plum, and is medium bodied.