Burundi Gahahe Natural
Smooth and fruity with chocolate, peach and white grape.
Burundi is a landlocked country bridging Central and East Africa. It sits just south of Rwanda, sandwiched by Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Burundi’s primary exports are coffee and tea, which account for 90% of foreign exchange earnings. This country – dubbed the “land of a thousand hills” – and it’s coffee sector used to be strictly regulated. Coffee washing stations, called sogestals, are government regulated but are now being sold off to independent co-ops or groups of farmers. Typically almost all of the coffee coming out Burundi has been the washed-process. But this coffee (Gahahe station) is processed via dry (natural) process on-premises at the sogestal.
Gahahe was built in 1989 in the Kayanza commune and province. The name ‘Gahahe’ comes from the igihahe trees that were once found in this region. 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’. These trees are commonly also referred to as candelabra trees.
This washing station collects cherries from over 1,250 local coffee farmers spread over the 16 neighboring hillsides.
1250 Family Farm Contributions