pomelo – green apple – watermelon
The Gitega Hill’s washing station 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 of around 1650m, and that high altitude along with the volcanic soil of the area make Gitega an excellent location for high-quality processing. One strategic area of collection is called Miko, which is made up of approximately 165 coffee farming families.
Cherries delivered to the Gitega Hills station and then floated and 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 with regular turning each hour and covering during at night time.