Origin - Rwanda
Location – West Karonigi
Farm – Gitesi
Processing method – Fully washed after a wet fermentation process, then dried on raised beds for 11 to 14 days
Altitude – 1,735 to 1,800 meters above sea level
Varietal – Bourbon
Cupping Notes: honeydew melon, grapefruit
Gitesi Washing Station was built in 2005 and began milling cherries in 2006. 1,830 smallholder 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 and ever since has consistently been able to produce around 2 containers of high-quality green beans.