A unique flavor profile with tasting notes of earl grey, peach and lemon.
Filter: 20g coffee / 260g water / 3min 30s
Producer: Kaka washing station
Farm: Gikingo Hill smallholder farms
Altitude: 1650 MASL
Varietals: Red Bourbon
Process: Washed, sun-dried
The Gikingo Hill region of Burundi is known for its microclimate and high elevations, which provide the perfect conditions for growing coffee. The Red Bourbon varietal, in particular, thrives in this environment and is known for its clean, sweet and floral notes. The coffee is grown and is carefully hand-picked at the peak of ripeness.
The coffee beans are then brought to the Kaka Washing Station where they undergo a rigorous washing and fermentation process. The cherries are washed to remove impurities then depulped and left to ferment in water from a nearby stream for 10 to 12 hours. This fermentation process brings out the unique flavors and complexity of the beans, making them truly one-of-a-kind.
After fermentation, the beans are washed and graded in canals before being moved to covered tables to dry for a period of 14 to 21 days. This slow drying process ensures that the beans retain their flavor and aroma, making them some of the most sought-after in the world.
When brewed, our Red Bourbon from Gikingo Hill is characterized by a smooth, full-bodied taste with notes of honey, black tea, white grape, lemon, and orange. These unique flavors are a result of the terroir-driven, minimal-intervention approach taken by the smallholder farmers and the Kaka Washing Station.
Our Gikingo is a perfect addition to our Red Collection. Coffees from this Collection are like fireworks. You can expect a unique and exotic taste experience. Perfect for people looking for an amazing and out-of-this-world coffee.
If you don’t have a grinder:
We strongly suggest that you only grind the amount of coffee beans you intend to brew. This will greatly improve the shelf life of your coffee. However, we know that not everyone has a grinder at home.
If you would like us to grind your beans for you, please leave us a note at checkout and specify the type of brewing equipment you are using, in as much detail as possible. If we have any questions for you, we will contact you.
NOUS TORRÉFIONS NOTRE CAFÉ FRAIS CHAQUE LUNDI. TOUTES LES COMMANDES PASSÉES AVANT 6H00 (HE) LE LUNDI SERONT EXPÉDIÉES LE LENDEMAIN (MARDI). LES COMMANDES PASSÉES APRÈS CETTE HEURE LIMITE SERONT TORRÉFIÉES ET EXPÉDIÉES LA SEMAINE SUIVANTE.
WE ROAST OUR COFFEE FRESH EVERY MONDAY. ALL ORDERS PLACED BEFORE 6:00 AM (ET) ON MONDAY WILL BE SHIPPED THE NEXT DAY (TUESDAY). ORDERS PLACED AFTER THIS CUT-OFF TIME WILL BE ROASTED AND SHIPPED THE FOLLOWING WEEK.
We donate 1% of your purchase to the Canadian organization “Black Health Alliance”.