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Gakenke

Burundi
£13.50
Gakenke -
Tasting Notes

ORANGE/ CINNAMON/
GOLDEN SYRUP
We went back and forth for longer than usual debating the tasting notes for this coffee as there is so much in there trying to get out. Fresh citrus, warming spicy notes, delicate acidity, heavy sweetness, and a sparkly edge - how are we meant to fit that into just three words!

Weight 350G

Country BURUNDI

Region KAYANZA

Producer VARIOUS SMALLHOLDERS

Variety RED BOURBON

Process WASHED

Altitude 1,670 MASL

Landed NOVEMBER

Gakenke - 1

The Gakenke washing station was built in 1991 in Gatare, Kayanza in the north of Burundi and is named after a plant found in the region, whose thin, hollow stems are used as straws to drink the locally made banana beer. Burundi is a country of small coffee farms, and Gakenke receives or collects the cherry from nearly 2,700 smallholders in the surrounding hills. The washing station is run by Gratien Nankwahombaye who has been there since 2013, overseeing the receiving, pulping, fermenting and drying of the entire harvest. As part of the Greenco export group, Gakenke seeks to secure the future of their community through education and development, and coffee is both a livelihood and a vessel to achieve this.