Description: Creamy, floral, tart strawberry yogurt
Altitude: 1,805 m
This Natural coffee from Burundi makes a great pairing with our Washed Burundi, Butegana.
Coffee has been a crop of renewal in many African countries, Burundi included. As is the case with many of its neighbors, coffee farming had fallen out of favor by the time of the country’s civil war in the 1990s. Since then, however, the country’s leadership has honed in on coffee as a major priority. Producers have made enormous strides in production quality in just 10 years time. Now, it’s now the number one export, and Burundi stands alongside neighboring Rwanda and Democratic Republic of the Congo as a new favorite in speciality coffee.
The coffee from this co-op showcases Burundi’s delicious coffee quite well. Gahahe is located in the northern province of Kayanza, known for its rich volcanic soil and ideal growing conditions. Coffee cherries from the many small farms in the surrounding community are delivered to the central washing stations for processing, and in this case we have a wonderful example of a natural (dry) processing. The cup has the distinct character of Burundi coffee, while showing the remarkable difference natural processing can make.