Burundi Gakenke

In the cup, this coffee has a subtle profile that reveals strong flavor of chocolate and notes of tropical fruits, with a long fruity aftertaste.

Aroma/Flavor: Plum, jasmine, black cherry, tropical fruit juice, vanilla, spice, clove, lemon meringue, pear, peach, red apple, sugar cane, spring garden, fresh flower.


Cup of Excellence is the premier coffee competition and auction worldwide. The level of scrutiny that Cup of Excellence coffees undergo is unmatched anywhere in the specialty coffee industry. Each year, thousands of coffees are submitted for consideration, with winning coffees sold in global online auctions at premium prices, with the vast majority of auction proceeds going to the farmers.

The Cup of Excellence competition has pioneered integrity and transparency in the coffee industry, ensuring the value of winning coffees!. 

This year and after 4 hours and half of pure adrenaline and caffeine battle during COE Burundi Auction, Mare Terra brings the #3 Rank Winning Farm... Gakenke.

Gakenke was built in 1991 in the Gatara Commune in the Kayanza province. It lies at an altitude of 1672m. Gakenke is named after the plants that are found in this region called imikenke. These plants have thin, hollow stems which people cut to use as a straw to drink the locally made banana beer. Many years ago, it was forbidden for anyone but the King to drink beer directly from the bottle. People would pour beer into a communal pot and sit in a circle together, and drink it with their straws. This washing station collects cherries from over 2600 local coffee farmers spread over the 22 neighboring colonies. During the harvest season, Gakenke processes more than 750 tons of coffee.








Cupping Note

Fruity, Cane Sugar, Clove, Spices, , Tropical Fruits, Jasmine, Rose, Black Tea, Vanilla




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Box 30 kg.


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