Burundi - Gahahe Natural
Washing Station: Gahahe
Cultivars: 100% Red Bourbon
Altitude: 1805 masl
Harvest: April - June 2019
Packaging: 60 Kg w/ GrainPro
Notes: Raspberry, melon, pineapple, lavender
Ikawa profile: http://bit.ly/2M3uMa7
Preparation: Both, Espresso and filter
Gahahe was built in 1989 in the commune of Kayanza, province of Kayanza, and is located at an altitude of 1,805 masl. The name 'Gahahe' comes from the Igihahe trees that were once found in this region. The branches of these trees resemble cacti and grow in round shape, so they are more commonly known as the "candelabra tree." Due to the amount of these type of trees in this region, the Kirundi's phrase "kubavomere batumisha" was used to describe the land, which means: "always covered in green."
This station receives cherries from more than 1250 local coffee farmers distributed in 16 neighboring hills. The washing station is equipped with 10 fermentation tanks, 4 cherry selection tables, 2 soaking tanks, a drying area with 180 african beds and 18 shaded pre-drying beds. During the harvest season, Gahahe has the capacity to process more than 600 tons of coffee.
Gahahe also participates in a series of support projects for coffee growers, which include a project to donate goats to families, train and strengthen cooperatives and distribute fertilizers and young coffee trees for replanting.
The green coffee is delivered in transparent and resealable 0.5 kg, 1 kg, 2 kg, and 5 kg protective bags.