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Burundi Gahahe

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Coffee from Gahahe washing station is juicy, lively and complex. Expect a heap of red fruit notes, slightly tart acidity like hibiscus and a sparkling quality in the mouthfeel.

Product Details

  • Producer: Local Smallholders
  • Country: Burundi
  • Region: Kayanza Province
  • Elevation: 1805 m.a.s.l
  • Variety: Red Bourbon
  • Process Method: Washed
  • Roast Level: Light Filter Roast
  • Harvest Year: 2020
Sourcing 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.

Brew Guides

Brew Method

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%