Burundi - Gahahe, Kayanza Region - 8 oz. (Whole Bean Only)
Light Roast offering from Burundi.
Classic Burundi flavors with high complexity and brightness. Light, clean
body. Flavors of warm spiced raisin bread, dark brown sugar and honey, dark
chocolate, black tea, baking spices, pecan, yellow grapefruit, orange, and
This coffee has an upfront spiced raisin bread with dark chocolate, pecan, and baking spices with changes in flavor as it cools to highlight citrus such as grapefruit and orange with some tart apple crispness. Overall dark sugar and honey sweetness with a light, clean body. If you like a bright coffee, this one shines with flavor and complexity while maintaining classic Burundi undertones.
More about Burundi Gahahe:
Gahahe Washing Station is located in the province of Kayanza and was established in 1989. Farmers here own less than half a hectare of land, on average, and in addition to growing coffee, they also grow crops like bananas, beans, yams, taro, and cassava, both for sale and for household use.
There are 1,740 farmers that deliver to this washing station. Each farmer has roughly 240 trees on about a tenth of a hectare of land. Due to the small size and yield on the average coffee farm or plot, washing stations are the primary point of purchase in Burundi.
Unlike other coffee-growing regions in Central and South America where landholdings are slightly larger and coffee-centric resources are more available, most producers do not have space on their property or the financial means to do their wet- or dry-milling. Instead, the majority of growers deliver cherry to a facility that does sorting, blending, and post-harvest processing of day lots to create different offerings.
While the logistics of buying coffees from Burundi are extremely challenging, we (the coffee importer) love the heavy figgy, fruity, and lively coffees here.
One of the current ways we serve our home town of Topeka, KS includes promoting community and featuring local businesses through our Tasting Room Events we host in our roasting facility. We pair up a local food provider with lots and lots of our coffee. Our goal in these events is to bring a large group together to celebrate being together in person, and to enjoy excellent locally produced goods and flavors. We feel this is something worth investing our time and profits in. Our world is in desperate need of more face-time with each other and overall support of our local businesses. Subscribe to our email list to stay up to date on upcoming events.
Community Pour is a pop-up coffee experience we facilitate at our retail partner coffee-shop locations. 100% of proceeds will go toward a local charity chosen by our hosting shop. Our menu will consist of one non-customizable drink presentation, featuring extreme quality ingredients to create a unique one of a kind tasting experience. We will share flavors that may not make sense to offer on a regular menu, but just scream “try me”! Quality at its finest, showcasing local ingredient providers when possible, and the skills of the barista. Balanced flavors that aren’t masked by the overuse of sweeteners. All drinks will be served “dine-in” in ceramic or glass vessels to be enjoyed on premises. Meeting, greeting and deep conversations are highly encouraged! For upcoming dates and places, keep an eye on our social platforms or be subscribed to our email list.
Trash Mountain Project: A Meal For Every Bag Program
Trash Mountain Project exists to develop Christ-centered environments for children and families living in trash dump communities worldwide. When you purchase a bag of Blue Jazz Coffee from anywhere, you are also paying for a meal for a child in need at a trash dump community. To date, we have been able to provide over 170,000 meals through the program.