We had a few weeks of welcoming guests into our cafe in December before we entered our current lockdown. We’re excited that we will be reopening fully to welcome guests back inside on Monday April 26th at 8am.
The Gitega Hill’s washing station is located in the Nyamagabe District of the southern province and is located very close to Nyungwe Forest and the traced source of the Nile River.
The average farm supplying to Gitega is at an altitude around 1,650m, and that high altitude along with the volcanic soil of the area make Gitega an excellent location for high quality processing.
Cherries delivered to the Gitega Hills station are washed and any floaters are separated to remove any defective cherries. The coffee is then placed on the raised African beds at about 2cm of thickness where it is dried for up to 30 days.
Peru has been an under appreciated coffee producer for several years. They produce some of the most delicious coffees we’ve cupped in some time, and we’re excited to have 2 Peruvian coffees available at the moment.
Wilmer Martinez Terrones owns two hectares of coffee in the Shumbana village in Santa Rosa de la Yunga. The farm sits at 1,850m above sea level and is planted with caturra, typica and pache. Wilmer picks and processes his coffee himself and dries it on a lined patio for 10 days before delivering it to the exporters warehouse in Jaén.