Burundi Gahahe Honey

Origin: Kayanza, Burundi
Producer: Gahahe Washing Station
Process: Honey
Tasting notes: Tangerine, Fig, Caramel, Floral, Cashew Nut

The Story

Writing better future, Greenco and Bugestal are holistically from seed-to-bean to increase yields and quality. All coffee trees in Burundi are Red Bourbon and tightly controlled by the government for quality reasons. In order to encourage farmers to renovate their plantings, Greenco and Bugestal purchase seeds from the Institut des Sciences Agronomiques du Burundi (ISABU), establishes nurseries and sells the seedlings to farmers at or below cost.

The washing station lies at 1805 masl. Equipped with 10 fermentation tanks, 4 cherry selection tables, 2 soaking tanks & a drying field with 180 drying tables, 18 pre-drying tables, and can process up to 750 metric tonnes of cherry per season. Gahahe CWS (Central Washing Station) participates in a number of farmer outreach and support projects including a goat and pig project, Farmer Hub, strengthening cooperatives, and distributing fertiliser & coffee trees.

Greenco and Bugestal operate several washing stations throughout the coffee producing regions in Burundi and their efforts at improving sorting and processing methods have vastly raised the level of quality of coffee coming from Burundi. We’re so excited to share our offerings this year.

New coffees on the horizon.