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ROSE HIP · CRANBERRY · FLORAL
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Gahahe was built in 1989 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.
In the cup, this delicate coffee has an excellent balance with a firm body. It has the winey taste of cranberries and hints of floral tones and rose hips with a slightly citrus aftertaste.
For all filter coffees we recommend the following parameters:
- 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%
- Producer: Gahahe Washing Station
- Country: Burundi
- Region: Kayanza
- Elevation: 1800 m.a.s.l.
- Variety: Red Bourbon
- Harvest Year: 2018
- Roast Level: Light Filter Roast