Tasting Notes: Mojito, rose & honeydew melon sweet notes with a long dark chocolate & toffee finish
TYPE: Red bourbon
ALTITUDE: 1805 MASL
About The Coffee
Gahahe washing station is located in Gahahe, Kayanza Commune in Kayanza province. The washing station lies at 1,805 metres above sea level. The washing station is equipped with 10 fermentation tanks, 4 cherry selection tables, 2 soaking tanks and a drying field with 180 drying tables, and 18 pre-drying tables and can process up to 750 metric tonnes of cherry per season.
Gahahe station participates in a number of farmer outreach and support projects include a goat and pig project, Farmer Hub, strengthening cooperatives and distributing fertilizer and coffee trees.
Many trees in Burundi are Red Bourbon. Because of the increasingly small size of coffee plantings, aging rootstock is a very big issue in Burundi. Many farmers have trees that are over 50 years old, but with small plots to farm, it is difficult to justify taking trees entirely out of production for the 3-4 years it will take new plantings to begin to yield. In order to encourage farmers to renovate their plantings, Bugestal purchases seeds from the Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), establishes nurseries and sells the seedlings to farmers at or below cost. At the washing station, farmers can also get organic fertilizer derived from composted coffee pulp.