Region: Kayanza Province
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Farm: Around 1,500 local farmers
Altitude: 1805 Meters
Certification: Direct Trade
Cupping: Cherry, Complex, Dark Chocolate, Lime Acidity, Vanilla
Description: Gahahe was built in 1989 in the Kayanza commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1,805m and cherries are mainly collected from the surrounding Bubezi, Karinzi, and Mihigo hills.
The name 'Gahahe' comes from theigihahe trees that were once found in this region. The branches of these trees look like cacti and grow in a round, balloon-like shape which is why they are more commonly known in English as the 'Candelabra Tree'. Due to the number of these trees in this region, the Kirundi phrasekubavomere batumisha was used to describe the land which means 'always covered in green'.
This washing station collects cherries from over 1,250 local coffee farmers spread over the 16 neighbouring collines. During the harvest season, Gahahe processes more than 600 tons of coffee.
This container is particularly special for us because each time these coffees are purchased, it helps fund healthcare for one hundred coffee farmers and their families who are otherwise unable to afford insurance. You are directly impacting the growers that provide coffee to the Butegana washing station, no matter which of these delicious coffees you end up roasting!