Coconut, Kiwi, Dried Fruit

Coconut, Kiwi, Dried Fruit

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Gitesi Natural #4

Item information

Gitesi, Rwanda


Variety: Red Bourbon

Processing: Natural

Origin: Gitesi, Rwanda

Producers: Alexis and Aime Gahizi

Altitude: 1750-1800M

Cup Score: 87

Gitesi is a private washing station owned and run by father-and-son team Alexis and Aime Gahizi. The washing station was built in 2005 and began processing coffee in 2006, located in the Gitesi sector in the Western Province of Rwanda. Alexis is originally from the Karongi District where Gitesi is located, and his family has been growing coffee in this region for generations. Aime has an engineering degree created a very comprehensive water management system for the washing station, to such an extent that it is being used as a model for future stations - talk about being ahead of the curve! That said - this particular lot is a natural coffee, which is relatively new for Gitesi and doesn't use as much water. They began natural production in 2018, and have quickly gotten the hang of it, as this lot's stellar flavors show!

This coffee is a straight-up natural in the best sense: boozy coconut rum flavors upfront, with a bright dried fruit aftertaste. It's a real distinct brew and one that we think the club will get a kick out of trying. Make yourself a cup or two of this wild coffee, and let the club know what you think by leaving a review on the site!

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3.5 out of 5


I couldn't distinguish particular flavors in this one, it was just an overall pleasant morning coffee.

Jason May

Los Altos

Member Since

December '14

5.0 out of 5


My wife remarked that this is the least bitter coffee she's ever had - and she's right. This is a great, smooth coffee

Ryan Trine


Member Since

December '20

5.0 out of 5

Very smooth, interesting flavors

This coffee is quite bright and fruity, which I like. Later, it gets a more molasses-like taste to it, making for an interesting transition. It’s nice to have a coffee that is an easy drinker, but that isn’t just one note.

Mark Russell


Member Since

January '21

4.5 out of 5

Gitesi Natural #4

A gorgeous coffee, smooth and round with a big, chocolate/molasses finish. I'd have to rank this Rwandan as one of the best that I've received from Moustache in 2021. This lot will disappear quickly.

Randall LaLonde


Member Since

July '15

3.5 out of 5

Nice cup

Normally I prefer coffees from the Americas, but this was a pleasant surprise. Like others I couldn't really distinguish the notes, but it was one of the mellowest cups of coffee in a long time.

Lewis Hurwitz


Member Since

May '21