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Padre - Rwanda Gitesi - Filter

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This incredible coffee is endorsed by our Good Coffee Doing Good initiative. $3 from every 250g sold will be donated to The Gitesi Project, an initiative that helps improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families in Rwandan region of Karongi. 

Single Origin Coffee Description

For the forth year running, we're partnering up with The Gitesi Project through our Good Coffee Doing Good program to help improve the livelihoods of coffee farmers and their families in the Rwandan region of Karongi.

The Gitesi Project places dairy cows into farming households in Rwanda and, in more recent years, the project has expanded to provide health insurance for the poorest farmers in the community. Dairy cows are very valuable for Rwandan farmers as they provide families with milk for nourishment and sale, along with organic fertiliser for their coffee crops.

The project operates as what is known as a Girinka Program, a program that was launched in 2006 by the Rwandan government as a way to improve malnutrition rates. It is based on traditional Rwandan practices. Girinka is a Kinyarwanda word, translating directly as ‘have a cow’, but in standard use, it is a traditional greeting meaning ‘may you prosper’. This demonstrates how deep the significance of owning cattle runs in Rwandan culture. In fact, giving cows is traditionally a sign of friendship or appreciation. The Girinka and Gitesi programs draw on this tradition, and have changed what it means to own cattle in Rwanda.

The Gitesi Project was launched in 2015 by Tim Williams who founded Fieldwork Coffee, and Aimé Gahizi who owns the Gitesi Washing Station with his father Alexis. The Gahizis have developed a strong relationship with farmers from all over the region and process coffee from over 1800 smallholders who deliver and sell their harvest to the station.

Rwanda Gitesi is a delight to drink, with a wonderful profile of orange, pomegranate, toffee, lemon. It's warming, with a beautiful creaminess and we are so happy to be roasting this coffee once again! We’re also proudly donating $3 for every 250g of Rwanda Gitesi sold.

This coffee is endorsed by our Good Coffee Doing Good initiative. $3 from every 250g sold will go towards The Gitesi Project. 

The coffee is also available as a filter roast.

Continue reading about The Gitesi Project.

Coffee Breakdown

Washed process - 100% Bourbon varietal grown and hand picked at an altitude of 1700 masl, in Rwanda's Karongi region.

In The Cup


Espresso Recipe

  • DOSE - 20.5g
  • YIELD - 35g
  • TIME - 30s
  • TEMP - 94°C
  • RATIO - 1:1.7

This recipe is for espresso and developed on a commercial coffee machine. Use as a guide to achieve your desired flavour preference. If you are unable to reproduce the exact result on your home machine, don’t panic, an alternative is to simply adjust your recipe using the ratio so it works best for your set up.