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Gakenke—Oro Honey Bourbon

Regular price$18.00 Sale price

Gakenke—Oro Honey Bourbon

Regular price$18.00 Sale price
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PASSION FRUIT  /  NECTARINE  /  COCOA NIB

Sweetness ●●●●○     Acidity ●●●○○     Body ●●●○○

This tasty coffee has yeast added to the fermentation process. The strain of yeast is called Oro yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae), Oro is a specific yeast developed for coffee production. The yeast is used to control spoilage of the coffee cherries and this increases the cup quality! This fermentation process gives us complex acidity which we taste as passion fruit and nectarine. There is also a comfortable cocoa nib/chocolate quality that rounds out the cup.

Varietal Bourbon
Process Oro Honey
Farm Small Producers
Producer Gakenke Washing Station
Geography
Kayanza, Burundi
Rosso Direct  

Gakanke station was built in 1991. With 224 drying beds, the station can process up to 750 metric tons per season. The station has 2 flotation tanks, 10 fermentation tanks, and 2 soaking tanks. The drying field has 150 raised beds.

Gakenke station has 2,685 registered farmer members, spread over 22 hills in Gatare commune, Kayanza province. These are organized in groups of 30 people, headed by a producer leader to facilitate communication and organization with the washing station. The farmers typically have an average of 250 trees.

The washing station participates in a number of farmer outreach and support projects including a livestock rearing project and a range of Farmer Hub projects centered on strengthening cooperatives and improving yields.

Once pulped, coffee and remaining mucilage is laid on raised beds to dry and Oro yeast is added. LALCAFÉ ORO™ yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) was specially developed for coffee production over a four-year period of research and trials. Trials in various regions and environments showed that Oro is well suited to better control the wet process’ efficiency and to upgrade the cup quality. Oro’s ability to flourish even at low temperatures means it is equally suited for use across most altitudes. The yeast is able to control the fermentation process against the risk of spoilage micro-organisms that can generate undesirable defects. Furthermore, its specific metabolism and its high capacity even at cold temperatures (minimum 15°C inside the coffee tank) allows for the expression of fresh and fruity characteristics of the coffee beans while respecting the flavors of each unique coffee.

Once your order is received, it will be processed and shipped in 1-3 days.

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We source directly from producers when we can to make sure the most profit gets to the farmer. Our sourcing values are shown through our icons on each of our coffee labels and on the back of our coffee bags.

Our 340g and 2lb coffee bags are made entirely of from plant materials and breakdown in a relatively short period of time.

Can I put my used bag in the city compost?
Putting these bags in the city of Calgary's compost is not recommended, due to the current processing facility. However, you can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost (see further down the page for for info).

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These bags will break down 90% faster in the landfill than the majority of coffee bags on the market.

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Composting Biotrē Bags

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Biotre bags are made 100% from plant based material.

Both the manufacturing and disposing process is better for the environment.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

You can compost the outer lining in a healthy home compost, which will break down within 12 weeks.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

Dispose of the sugar cane lining in the garbage afterward where it will continue to break down.

After 12 weeks, only the inner lining should be left.