The Burundi Cup of Excellence (COE) international jury has awarded seven Presidential Awards to coffees scoring 90 points, the most scored in COE history. The Presidential-awarded lots, will be sold as two split lots during the auction on 2 October. Greenco-owned Coffee Washing Station Rubagabaga won first place with a score of 91.43 for a coffee from the Kayanza region. Coffee Washing Station Munkaze Coffee, owned by Buja Coffee, placed second with 91.14 points. Washing stations from all over Burundi submitted 331 coffee samples, which narrowed down to 29 coffees from five different provinces for the judging on 2 August in Bujumbura. The judging panel represented markets from United States, South Korea, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Norway, Russia, Australia and Burundi.