Cup Profile: Honey Caramel, Red Berries, White Grape.
Producer: Jean-Clement Birabereye, Mpanga Washing Station. Country: Burundi. Preparation: Fully washed. Terroir: Kayanza Province, Northern Burundi
Genetics: Red Bourbon. Altitude: 1700-1800m. Cup Score: 85.5. Sourcing: Falcon Specialty
Benga, also known as Kibenga, is the name of the hillside where this coffee is grown in Kayanza Province. Coffees from this region are similar to southern Rwandans, yet more delicate in character. This microlot in particular has a gentle black tea finish that lingers on the tongue making for a very pleasant aftertaste. Benga is also surprisingly sweet and rounded unlike most washed coffees, which are known by their bold acidity. It combines notes of honey and caramel with red berries and the juiciness of white grapes. A clean cup with medium body, Benga is a comforting brew for the winter months and perfect for filter methods.