Burundi Kibande Ruyaga

Burundi Kibande Ruyaga

Farm Description

Here is another coffee from a relatively new washing station in Muyinga province. The station was built about five years ago, and is situated near a mountain-fed stream, which gains them great access to clean water for processing coffee. They've also installed a state of the art filtration system to handle the water post-processing, in order to put clean water back into the ecosystem. Kibande and Ruyaga are names of two of the three hillside villages who delivered this coffee. The folks at this station buy cherry from several "collines" - Roasted Coffee Pictorial Guide. ">French for hill tops - in the surrounding area. Coffee is delivered by bike or by foot, one bag at a time (see the first pic below). There is a small holder tradition in this region, "farms" often less than a hectare adjacent to their homes. Altitude is between 1450 - 1750 meters, and like most of the region, entirely Bourbon stock.

This coffee is part of our Farm Gate pricing program.

Cupping Notes

It seems like Burundis often have heavy baking spice notes in the aroma (at least the majority I'm drawn too!), this one fits that mold. I'd say clove is the dominant spice scent I get in the dry grounds. There is sweetness too, and mostly a sort of non-specific raw sugar smell, but at convincing levels. The wet grounds are very sweet, like malt caramel, and of course carry a spiced aroma too, like mulling spices on the break. The cup has a lemongrass vibrance, especially in the light roast levels. It cuts through flavors of caramel and a sort of honey-wheat puff cereal. Edging toward Full City makes for a balanced cup, thick caramel and nougat sweetness, and a citric brightness still shines high. This is an extremely versatile coffee filling out the need for a highlight brewed coffee, as well as remarkably sweet espresso.



Lot Size

10 x 60 KG Bags

Roast Recommendations

City to Full City+; truly does well at a wide roast range


Wet Process



Grade & Appearance

.4 d/300gr, 15-17 screen


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Hand sorting out under ripe cherry

Filled drying beds at the station


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