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Gitesi, Rwanda

Gitesi, Rwanda

Jasmine Tea, Dried Figs

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Location: Gold Coast, QLD

Therefore Coffee roast and ship orders on Tuesday and Wednesday. If your order is received after 11am on a Wednesday your delivery will be sent the following week.

Items ordered today are expected to ship by Tuesday (16 July)

Over 1,800 coffee farmers deliver and sell coffee cherries to Gitesi, a privately-owned washing station in Karongi, Rwanda. Farms are generally very small, and all family members have a role in maintaining land, taking care of coffee trees and picking ripe coffee cherries. The gifting of cows to under-resourced households is a practice known as a Girinka program, and in the case of these smallholder farmers, can be an invaluable resource, providing their families with milk for nourishment and sale, as well as organic fertiliser for their crops.

Alexis and Aime Gahizi, the founders and operators of Gitesi Coffee Washing Station, do all the work in Rwanda to make The Gitesi Project impactful. An annual ceremony is organised each year to present cows to families, and farmers are placed into small groups to receive ongoing training to support them to increase incomes and financial security.

To date, more than AU$66,000 has been raised to provide more than 75 families with a cow, a cowshed, and access to veterinary services. Since launching, the program has expanded to also provide health insurance for 100 of the community’s poorest farmers each year.

Tim and Aime’s goal in setting up the Gitesi Project is to help provide better financial stability and health outcomes for coffee-farming households in Karongi, Rwanda. 

  • Region: Karongi
  • Country: Rwanda
  • Elevation: 1,732m
  • Variety: Bourbon
  • Processing: Washed
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  • Coffee Profile

    Roast Type
    Espresso & Filter Espresso and Filter
    Roast Level
    Light-Medium
    Features
    Single origin Single Origin
    Best served Black or with Milk Best served Black or with Milk
  • Brewing Guide

    Methods recommended
    Espresso Moka pot Pour over Aeropress Drip coffee French press
    Brewing recipe for Filter

    1 : 16.6

    brew ratio

    15g

    ground coffee

    250g

    brewed coffee

    165s

    brewing time

    94°C

    brewing temperature

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    Brewing recipe for Espresso (with Milk)

    1 : 2.1

    brew ratio

    20g

    ground coffee

    42g

    brewed coffee

    29s

    brewing time

    94°C

    brewing temperature

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  • Tasting Guide

    Taste Profile
    Balanced & Aromatic Balanced & Aromatic
    Tasting Notes

    Jasmine Tea, Dried Figs

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We want to live in a world where coffee producers, their families and communities can thrive.

Unfortunately, the history of coffee production is intertwined with that of colonialism and slavery. Even today it is not uncommon for producers and workers to be faced with poverty, food scarcity, and child labour. Modern slavery still exists within the coffee producing industry.

Coffee is traditionally sold at a price that has nothing to do with farmer's living expenses (Read: C Price) and is often below the cost of production. We don't like the idea of Wall Street influencing how much our producers get paid on a given day. Our sourcing partners always pay premium prices based on cost of production and quality; not the market price.

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