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Gitesi Natural, Rwanda

Gitesi Natural, Rwanda

Rich & buttery, ripe papaya, citrus peel finish

Regular price R 220.00
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Roast Style: Progressive

These tend to be lighter bodied coffees, that forefront flavour nuances inherent to the specific bean. These coffees tend to have natural sweetness and distinctive aromatic properties.

As a general guide, they'll be great brewed using any filter method. We'd recommend trying them black.

Roaster's Notes

The Red Bourbon coffee variety is cherished for its exceptional cup quality, associated with pronounced sweetness and buttery texture. Though influenced by several factors, the natural processing method used only enhances this lot’s well-rounded mouthfeel.

Notes of citrus and papaya upfront are complemented by a subtle chestnut finish - espresso aficionados will gravitate towards this Rwandan lot for its gentle, integrated acidity.

Brew Guides

Click the link below to download a free brew guide with simple recipes to get the most out of your at-home brews.

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Delivery Price

> Door to door courier: (R65 - R95, or free on spend of+R650)

> Collection: Free. (Orders can be collected at our Bree St Cafe.)

When will I get my order?


Your order will be ready to collect on the first Tuesday or Friday that follows your order, at 13:00. We will send you an email confirmation when your order is ready for collection.


We try to dispatch non Cape Town orders as soon as we can, and no later than the Tuesday or Friday that follows your order. Couriers take 1-3 days to deliver your package depending on your location.

We deliver around the Cape Town area every Tuesday and Friday.

We will email you confirmation of when your order is on it's way! 

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Gitesi is a privately owned washing station, established by father and son, Alexis and Aime Gahizi. Built in 2005, they began processing coffee the following year. Despite initial struggles, they managed to turn a profit in 2010, transforming Gitesi into the sustainable business it is today.

The washing station has fostered strong relationships with over 1,800 local coffee farmers who deliver their cherries for processing. These farmers, mostly small family-owned operations, meticulously care for their plants and personally hand-pick the cherries. They operate a coffee nursery with 15,000 to 50,000 trees, freely distributed to farmers to expand their coffee-growing activities, going beyond coffee processing and actively supporting the local community.

Altitude: 1750m - 1800m ASL
Processing: Natural
Variety: Red Bourbon
Harvest: 2023
Region: Karongi District, Rwanda
Producer: Alexis and Aime Gahizi of Gitesi Washing Station
Certifications: CAFÉ Practices certified and Rainforest Alliance certified



For the last ten years we’ve had the privilege of sourcing, roasting and showcasing many superb and distinctive coffees.

There’s so much exciting variety in coffee that we feel like we'd be selfish not to share it with our growing family of coffee lovers.

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