Burundi Gahahe Washed - Filter
Cupping Notes: Honeysuckle, chamomile, pawpaw & stewed plum
Gahahe was built in 1989. It purchases cherry from 1771 farmers who collectively farm 425 acres of land surrounding the washing station, and has a maximum production capacity of 730 MT of cherry per year. Gahahe has placed in several Cup of Excellence competitions, in 2014 it placed 7th and 27th and in 2015 achieved 4th place.
The washing station encourages producers to pick and deliver only the ripest cherries. Prior to coffee being delivered to the mill, the washing station has a pre-delivery area where producers float, hand sort, and float again, their cherry
before delivery to the mill. Cherry is weighed, and producers receive a payment equivalent to the local market rate. They are then paid a quality premium at the end of the season. Their total price per kilo of cherry paid was an average of 490 Burundian Francs (BIF), this being 27% more than the market price of 360 BIF/kg for the 2016 season. In addition to this, each producer was paid a 20 BIF/kg bonus prior to Christmas.
Washing Station: Gahahe
Producer: Various small lot holders surrounding the Gahahe CWS
Region: Kayanza, Gahahe
Altitude: 1805 MASL
Varietal: Red Bourbon
*Please note we roast to order on Mondays, and orders are dispatched Tuesday.