Tasting Notes: Brown Sugar, Apricot, Earthy, Jasmine
Altitude: 1740 masl
Proc. Method: Washed
The Gitesi site is at 1740 meters, actually one of the lower areas surrounded by high ridges ranging up to 2000 meters, where coffee is grown. 1,830 coffee farmers in the area supply Gitesi with cherries each year. The station fosters a relationship with the farmers by paying an additional dividend at the end of each season based on performance. Gitesi was started in 2005 and has been building capacity each year. Like much of Rwanda, the coffee is Bourbon variety. Gitesi won COE a couple of years back and continues to produce competition level coffees.