At once subtle and complex, Kibingo is an extremely refined coffee. Nougat, caramel, sweet hay, black tea and raisin on the nose make way for a cup that has a saturated sweetness reminiscent of cane sugar. There is a lovely raspberry note in the cup, along with a slight pulpy citrus (think kumquat). As the cup cools a delicate lychee character makes itself known. This lot makes it clear why Kibingo was the 2017 winner of the prestigious Cup of Excellence.