Gahahe Washing Station has 1,770 registered coffee producers, each with an average of 240 trees. When we approached Gahahe last year, we were amazed to hear how few of their coffee cherries floated on the surface of the water tanks, which is a sign that the cherries have perfectly ripened.
We blind cupped a table of Burundian and Rwandan coffees, which unbeknownst to us included this coffee and one other from the same station. We’re excited to include them both in our roster this year and demonstrate how a different processing method can dramatically effect the taste of the coffee.
This is the honey version. The coffee cherries were depulped and sundried without passing through water. This means that there was some mucilage still attached to the parchment, which affected the taste of the more fruitful notes in this coffee.