The Kayanza province is one of the best coffee producing regions in Burundi. Located in the north of the country, it is renowned as the water source of the Nile River. The Gakenke Washing Station collects cherries from over 2,600 local coffee farmers. During the season, The Gakenke Washing Station can process more than 750 metric tons of coffee.
Due to Kayanza's high altitude, the coffee grown there has a high level of acidity mixed with a fruit-like sweetness. Bold, fruity coffees are a hallmark of the East African flavor profile.