Rank: 5


Farmer/Rep.: Sindayigaya Candide – GREENCO

Score: 89.43

Country: Burundi


Region: Burundi

Aroma/Flavor: caramelized citrus, peach, toffee, chamomile, lemongrass, brown sugar, molasses, mango, jasmine, green grape

Acidity: grape juice acidity, apple, green apple, fresh, lemon, juicy, malted, lime

Other: buttery mouthfeel, rum, strengthened on the cool, structured

Variety : Bourbón

Farm Story:

Rubagabaga was built in 1992 in the Gatara Commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1692m. The area is known for the number of banana trees that are grown to produce the locally made banana beer (ugwagwa in Kirundi). Usually, during the first day, the beer is brewed it does not undergo the fermentation process and is called umubaga. When it is produced in large quantities, the beer is called rubagabaga, which is how the station got its name. This washing station collects cherries from over 4000 local coffee farmers spread over the 28 neighboring colonies. During the harvest season, Rubagabaga processes more than 1000 tons of coffee. In the cup, this coffee tends to have a bright acidity, a tangerine sweetness along with a subtle brownie aroma.