This coffee is processed at the Gahahe washing station located in the Kayanza province in Burundi. The washing station lies at 1,805 meters above sea level. The coffee they use is selected from several smallholder farmers which are mainly family businesses with 200 to 250 trees. Harvesting is done almost entirely by the family members. Transportation, processing and payment are arranged by Bugestal. The farmers will receive a fair price and a bonus for excellent quality. After picking the coffee cherries they are strictly sorted to make sure the best cherries are collected. Within 6 hours after picking the cherries are pulped but not washed. The coffee with remaining mucilage is then transported to the drying tables where they will dry slowly for 2-3 weeks. This is called the honey process. During the drying process the moisture level is carefully monitored and any parchment with visual defects are removed. You can easily tell this coffee comes from Burundi but the honey processing makes it sweeter than you might expect!
|Washing Station||Gahahe Washing Station|
|Flavour Notes||Honeydew, Rooibos, Mirabelle Plum|