Leif Erikson / Saltzman Rd. Single Origin Coffee
Farm: Small Producers on the Kamira Hill near Tangara Commune
Growing Region: Nkanda Washing Station, Ngozi, Burundi
Varietal(s): Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1,800—1,900 MASL
Processing: Washed & dried on raised beds
Tasting Notes: Peach, tropical fruit, floral aromatics, complex with a thick, smooth mouthfeel.
Whole beans | 8 oz., 12 oz., 1 lb. & 2 lb. bags
Our friend Michael Tabtabai invited us to ride the route after work when we visited Portland in October 2014. We knew it was special. As we hit the climb up Thurman St. to the Forest Park entrance, our anticipation grew as the road pitched up.
We passed the park gate, started up Leif Erikson, and a smile came across our face. We knew. With each passing turn, the tarmac of gravel, stones, mud, and leaves got more RAD. The ferns, The trees. The stone walls. The Fire Roads and trails. Wildwood Trail zigzagging throughout. We were blown away.
So much so, that we squeezed in a second early morning solo ride our last day in Portland. We finished in a cloud at the top and then dive-bombed it all the way back to Thurman. AMAZING.
This Burundi coffee is our homage to the Leif Erikson Dr. / Saltzman Rd. climb, Forest Park, the City of Portland, and all of the RAD people that make #PDX special.
Ride your bike. Drink great coffee.
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