Burundi Gakenke

Process: Washed
Altitude: 1800 meters
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Tasting Notes: Nectarine, Black Tea, Caramel

The Gakenke Central Washing Station was built in 1991 in Gatare, Kayanza region, in northern Burundi. Kayanza is one of the most reputable gorwing areas in Burundi with rich and volcanic soils with optimal growing conditions year round.

There are nearly 2700 smallholder farmers (with about 300-350 coffee trees each) that send their cherry to be processed at this washing station. Gratien Nankwahombaye oversees the receiving, pulping, fermenting and drying of the harvest with a station capacity of 750 metric tons.

There are nine stations throughout the region to minimize transportation issues and travel times for farmers dropping off cherry. The drying field at the main station has 150 raised drying beds/tables.

Importer: Sucafina
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