• Producer Alexis and Aime Gahizi
  • Region Karongi
  • Elevation 1 800 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Red Bourbon
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2021
  • New roasts

Gitesi – Rwanda

strawberry jam, raspberry, honey

  • Espresso

Gitesi is a private washing station owned and run by a father and son team, Alexis and Aime Gahizi. The washing station was built in 2005 and began processing coffee in 2006, it is located in the Gitesi sector in the Western Province of Rwanda. In the early years, they were struggling to keep the washing station operating, and they have fought hard to make it a profitable business. Finally, in 2010, they managed to turn a profit and have since built a sustainable company.

Alexis is originally from the Karongi District where Gitesi is located, and his family has been growing coffee in this region for generations. Gitesi has very strong relationships with the farmers in the local community, there are over 1,800 coffee farmers who deliver cherry to Gitesi. The washing station has also implemented a bonus system for farmers based on performance, so besides the normal pay for their cherry directly at delivery, they will be paid out a bonus after the season is wrapped up and Gitesi has had the time to document all delivery and which lots performed better and are eligible for the bonus.

  • Producer Alexis and Aime Gahizi
  • Region Karongi
  • Elevation 1 800 m a.s.l.
  • Variety Red Bourbon
  • Process washed
  • Crop 2021
Gitesi – Rwanda was added to cart