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Burundi Gakenke – Villino Coffee Roasters


Nestled within the heart of the Kayanza region in Burundi, this Gakenke coffee carries with it the rich tapestry of local history and culture. The Gakenke area, located is renown for its people’s hospitality and love of home brewed beers. This coffee is grown by around 2600 producers on small 0.06 hectare farms at around 1600-1700m above sea level, and delivers vibrant pear flavours, and a spice-driven aroma.

Farmers in this area are educated through Good Agricultural Practices system, empowering both their coffee endeavors and their financial literacy. Greenco’s initiatives reverberate through the landscape, enabling farmers to embrace environmentally conscious practices and safeguard the delicate balance of their surroundings.

Region : Kayanza
Varietal : Red Bourbon
Process : Washed
Roast : Filter Roast

Flavour Notes : Poached Pear, Maple Syrup, Spice

Villino was established in 2007 and quickly became a key influencer of the specialty coffee scene and is one of the longest-running and largest coffee roasters in Tasmania. They never stop chasing the next step in quality and as a business they have always invested a lot in experimentation and research to unlock more potential in their coffees. Villino roast fresh daily just north of the CBD on Probat Roasters. All their coffees are carefully selected through extensive cupping and quality control and Villino is continually evolving their roast philosophies to ensure they are getting the most out of each and every batch.