Orange, Date + Vanilla
Origin: Karongi, Rwanda
Altitude: 1,800 - 2,000 metres
Varieties: Red bourbon
Drying: Raised beds
Producer: Alexis & Aime Gahizi
Harvest: May - June 2020
Arrival: January 2021
Gitesi comes to us from Producers Alexis and Aime Gahizi from Rwanda, and is a stunning example of how good Rwandan coffees can be.
Grown at 1800-2000 metres above sea level, around 1,800 smallholder producers grow coffee on the rich land surrounding the Gitesi Washing Station in Karongi, Western Rwanda.
Our friends at Bureaux Coffee have sourced this coffee for us, as well as having set up a wonderful charity looking to improve the quality of life for Aime, Alexis and their village called The Gitesi project - gitesiproject.org.
Standing Room will be donating a portion of the profits from each bag sold, and brew made in store, to continue the good work of The Gitesi Project.