Burundi Gahahe NaturalApple Pie • Blueberry • White Grape •
In this natural processed lot from Gahahe expect a bright and jammy cup profile with notes of baking spices, berries and white grape with a sweetness reminding us of baked apple.
Please note, some of our Filter coffees will be temporarily packaged in grey coffee bags while we wait for more mint coffee bags to arrive. Not to worry, no changes have been made to the coffee beans and you can expect the same great taste and flavours in each bag (updated: January 4, 2021).
- Producer: Gahahe Washing Station
- Country: Burundi
- Region: Kayanza
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l
- Variety: Red Bourbon
- Processing Method: Natural
- Harvest Year: 2019
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
49th Parallel Crop To Cup Story
The Gahahe Washing Station in Burundi was built in 1989, located in the Kayanza commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1,805m. The name 'Gahahe' comes from the igihahe trees that were once found in this region.
The branches of these trees look like cacti and grow in a round, balloon-like shape which is why they are more commonly known in English as the 'Candelabra Tree'. Due to the number of these trees in this region, the Kirundi phrase “kubavomere batumisha” was used to describe the land which means 'always covered in green.
This washing station collects cherries from over 1,250 local coffee farmers spread over the 16 neighbouring collines. During the harvest season, Gahahe processes more than 600 tons of coffee. Gahahe has placed well in multiple Cup of Excellence competitions in recent years and continues to grow in reputation and quality.
Brewing ratio: 1g coffee to 16-17g water / Slurry temperature (coffee+water): 200 - 205 ̊F / 93 - 96 ̊C / Extraction: 20 - 21% / TDS 1.38-1.41%