Gitega Hills Lot 143 - Rwanda


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'This coffee reminds me of sticky toffee pudding and bonfire toffee. It has that dark, and sweet quality that just keeps me coming back for more. The epitome of comfort coffee.'

We love Rwandan coffee. It often has an earthy 'heaviness' to it. This time around, we found that the coffee really suited a slightly darker roast, which brings out even more intensity of flavour and bags of body. 

Exceptional single origin espresso, which is just delicious, especially when added to milk for a flat white or a latte. We've been happily drinking this coffee using filter methods too, it really shines in an immersion brewer like the Clever Dripper. 

In the cup, you'll find cherry notes, alongside sweet toffee and just a hint of grapefruit bitterness, which all makes for a well-balanced and moreish coffee that's easy to drink all day long.  

Origin: Gitega Hills, located 12km from Bwenda in the Cyanika sector.

Varietals: Red Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Roast degree: 124 (

Suitable for: All Brew Methods (read more)

Q Score: 87 (what's this?)

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Gitega Hills, located just 12km from Bwenda in the Cyanika sector, is a coffee processing station managed by Alex since its establishment in 2016.

Situated higher up at an astonishing 1740 meter above sea level and adjacent to a disused quartz quarry, the station spans approximately 6 hectares and is closely tied to the small town of Miko. The name "Gitega" not only denotes the coffee processing station but also encompasses the surrounding land cell, a smaller administrative unit within a larger sector.

This station has become a prominent feature of the area, contributing significantly to the local community by providing employment opportunities for local workers. Noteworthy recent developments include an expansion of drying space, adding 60 new raised beds for a total of 180 beds.

Gitega Hills has made improvements to water treatment, implementing a natural system with the support of Technoserve.
This system filters acidic residues without the need for Lime and EM, benefiting the environment.

The Gitega Hills team maintain a strong bond with local communities, financing Community Healthcare organisations across their three stations (Gitega, Bwenda, and Ibisi). Notably, Gitega initiated a pilot project pushing farmers to adopt more organic fertiliser by supporting the purchase of cows. This not only produces dung for organic fertiliser but also provides a constant milk supply to households, with surplus milk being sold to generate extra income.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Ben Pritchard
Gitega Hills Lot 143 - Rwanda

Lovely stuff (V60 filter)

Thanks for leaving a review Ben, much appreciated.

Stephanie Gabbitus

Gitega Hills - Rwanda

James Brannin
Gitega Hills

Nice, but not as intense as the same producer's coffee I ordered previously from Spain. Espresso and filter coffee really need separate roasts, and I'm guessing you do a "middle" roast in order to make the same batch go for both preparation methods.

Anthony Richardson

Great coffee and great service - as always!

Nick Roffey
Gitega Hills Review

This was my first time trying the Gitega Hills blend and I have been very impressed. As an espresso, Americano, flat white or cappuccino this blend works very well. Love the flavours.