Rwanda MIG Buremera Bourbon Cup of Excellence 2008-2009


Bean name Rwanda MIG Buremera Bourbon Cup of Excellence 2008-2009
Country Rwanda
Region South


The first ever Cup of Excellence from Africa, and I was lucky enough to be part of the first ever jury in the Rwanda competition. That means that I tasted every single coffee from this competition, even those that didn't make it to the event itself. This was my second favourite coffee from all those submitted. The other one of my favourite two didn't make it due to the dreaded potato defect. There is an issue sometimes in Rwanda with a defect called 'potato' because it tastes of... you guessed it potato.

Now I'm of the school of thinking that believes if you cup any Rwandan coffee enough you will find this defect eventually, though luckily this is very rare in the end product as these coffees have been cupped so many times that its going to be in a minute amount at most. However, in the unlikely event that you should you find it in your coffee, just pop it back to us and we will replace it free of charge.

Anyway in the cup, the reason I liked this coffee so much was its mouth feel, it is thick, gloopy and rich. It is malty, very malty like a great real ale, with a baked apple covered in sugar and a hit of spice and caramel.

Other Information
MIG Buremera represent farmers distributed in the coffee hills of the southeast of Rwanda. They won the first place and rank also third and ninth in the competition.

Coffee Washing Station coordinates Latitude: 454768 Longitude: 9718922 Province: South District: Huye Sector: Maraba Altitude: 1903 meters, processing cherries from 1600 to 2000 meters Coffee variety: Bourbon Soil type: Clay, clay-sandy Soil Ph mean: 5.3 Precipitation range: 1300 to 1400 mm Temperature range: 17 -18 degrees

CWS Owner: Multisector Investment Group (MIG Ltd) Status: Private Creation date: 2005 Treatment capacity: 297 tons Fermentation method: Dry processing Drying table: 40, full sun drying Storage: One warehouse with natural ventilation system and pallets Road accessibility: Fair Water source: mountain natural spring water + water pump Energy Source: generator

Farmer's Representative: Nzirorera Lanouard

Farm: Buremera Mig
Farmer: Nzirorera Lanouard
Rank: 3
City: Huye
Region: South
Country: Rwanda
Farm Size: Not Available
Variety: Bourbon
Processing System: Rwanda fully washed Arabica
International Jury Score: 89.41
Jury Descriptions: Aroma- sweet cream (11), honey (4), malty (5), stone fruit (4), grapes floral (6), caramel (4), spicy (2). Flavor- cherry (13), green grape (5), red currant (6), red apple (4), white grape (5), passions fruit floral (6), lime (5), brown sugar (5), green apple (2), lemon (2). Mouthfeel- big phat cup (11), mouth coating (12), intense (7), syrupy (9), luscious (7), silky (2). Acidity- very sweet (12), complex (12), gentle (8), delicate (3), lactic (2)

Cupping notes

Clean cup 7/8
Sweetness 7/8
Acidity 7/8
Mouthfeel 7/8
Flavour 7/8
Aftertaste 7/8
Balance 7/8
Overall 7/8
Correction +36
Total 92

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