Burundi

Gakenke

Peach, Cardamom

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Supremely syrupy and juicy, this exceptional coffee from the Gakenke washing station in Burundi is one of our best offerings. Gingerbread, cardamom and brown sugar in the aroma make way for peach cardamom and baking spices in the finish. Ethically sourced coffee.

 

 

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Lot#

BUG - Burundi Coffee

 
Flavor

Peach, Cardamom, Baking Spices

 
Brightness / Body

Citric / Structured

 
Roast Level
Light
 
Region

Kayanza

 
Elevation

1,800 - 2,000 meters

 
Variety

Red Bourbon

 
Producer

Gakenke (washing station)

A Fruity & Multilayered Burundi Coffee From The Kayanza Region

The Gakenke Central Washing Station, established in 1992, is located in Burundi’s northern province of Kayanza near the border with Rwanda. Gakenke is one of several washing stations managed by Greenco. It lies at an altitude of 1672m. Gakenke is named for a plant found in the region known as imikenke, which has thin, hollow stems that locals cut to use as straws for drinking banana beer. Due to its high altitude and favorable climate, Kayanza is able to produce some of Burundi’s best coffee. Gakenke’s washing station in the Gatara Commune collects cherries from more than 1900 local coffee farmers and is capable of processing more than 400 tons of coffee in a typical harvest season.

The Bottom Line

Coffee farmers in Burundi’s renowned Kayanza region produce some of the most sought-after coffees in all of Africa. This exceptional specialty coffee from Gakenke is richly sweet and fruity. Vibrant tropical fruit flavors abound in both the aroma and flavor. Peach, Cardamom, and Baking Spice flavors are prevalent, ensuring that this coffee will quickly become a favorite.

Thanks to our friends at SUCAFINA for helping us highlight the producers of this limited release coffee at Gakenke in Burundi.

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