ABOUT THE REGION
Burundi is a land with great coffee tradition. Its high altitude, thousands hills, volcanic soils, & abundant rains offer the ideal conditions for the production of exceptional & very exotic coffee. In Burundi there are no large plantations. Coffee is in fact grown in small family-owned farms and cherries are traditionally brought to the nearest coffee washing station.
The region of Kayanza from which this coffee comes from, is in the north of the country, near the border with Rwanda. Kayanza is mostly known for being the water source of the Nile river. A unique water that is used to process coffee cherries at all the neighbouring wet mills. That is probably one of the many reasons that sets this coffee apart from the competition every year at the prestigious “Cup Of Excellence”.
Besides everything, 2015 is definitely the perfect year to taste Burundi an coffee. An explosive acidity, a devastating body, and a killer aftertaste from an attempted “coup” of coffee, that is what Burundi has to offer this year.
ABOUT THE WASHING STATION
The wet mill of Kibingo was built in the mid eighties. It collects the cherries from micro plantations located around the station on the very high altitude hills close to the Congo-Nile Crest.
In the cup, this exceptional coffee has floral citrus notes with a lot of caramel. Its balanced profile between fruity sweetness on grilled bread aromas made it win a Presidential Cup Of Excellence in 2013.
Photo caption: Wild goats on the eroded river bank of Kibingo.
|Farm Name||Kibingo (Greenco Burundi )|
|Size (30kg boxes)||42|
|Aroma/Flavor||Red apple, bakers chocolate, green apple, raisins, cherry, lime, carob|
|Acidity||Citric, bright, effervescent|
|Other||Super clean, transparent, well structured|
|Auction Lot Size (lbs.)||2777.81|
|High bidders||Wataru & Co., Ltd.|