Rwanda Gitesi

Gitesi was built in 2005 and began milling cherries in 2006. 1,830 coffee farmers in the area supply Gitesi with cherries each year. The station, owned by Gahizi Alex, has a very good relationship with the farmers and gives them a bonus at the end of each season based on performance. RTC worked with Gitesi for the first time in 2011 and provided them with operating capital to assist in production costs. Gitesi supplied RTC with 34,000 Kgs of parchment in 2011.

Country: Rwanda
Region: Karongi District, Western Province
Farm: Utengule Coffee Estate
Farm Size: 150 ha
Altitude: 1.735-1.800 masl
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This coffee has a lingering acidity, a full creamy body and flavors of berries, dried fruit and dark chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Berry Dried fruits
Variety: Bourbon
Processing: washed
Body: Creamy, Full
Acidity: Lingering