The Cup: Soft and sweet with fresh coffee cherry, cucumber, and almond flavors.
Gihere Central Washing station receives coffee from over 1600 small-holder producers in the Ngozi region of Burundi. The average farmer in this region only has approximately 250 trees, which is extremely small. They are picking their ripe coffee by hand here. This washing station was established in 1984 and features adequate soaking and floating tank for optimal coffee processing and has over 200 drying tables. As a result, they can process nearly 20,000 bags of coffee in total here. As a result of this washing station being established in the 80s, many small-holder farmers have gained access to capital investments, education, and infrastructure to produce exceptional coffees and improve their livelihoods. After coffee has dried, it it transported to the capital city of Gitega for dry milling and export.