Padre Coffee

Rwanda, Gitesi - Single Origin 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. 

Find out more about The Gitesi Project here.


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Single Origin Coffee Description

For this Good Coffee Doing Good, we've partnered with our friends at Bureaux Coffee to help raise funds for The Gitesi Project.

The Gitesi Project is a grassroots initiative that was founded in 2015 by Tim Williams (Bureaux Coffee) and Aime Gahizi (Gitesi Washing Station). 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. 

The Gitesi Project aims to help provide better financial stability and health outcomes for coffee-farming households in this region of Rwanda: a goal we are honoured to contribute to.

Gitesi Washing Station is owned by Aime and his father Alexis Gahizi. They have strong relationships with the community surrounding the washing station, and today there are over 1,800 coffee farmers who deliver and sell coffee cherries to the station. At Gitesi, management and staff are well-trained in managing the delivery of cherry from the farmers, and have strict routines for cherry reception and sorting.

The focus on quality and consistency at the Gitesi washing station is evident in the final cup. This coffee has a wonderful profile of sweet spice, cocoa, vanilla and hazelnuts. It's warming, with a beautiful creaminess - a true delight to drink. 

This coffee is endorsed by our Good Coffee Doing Good initiative. $3 from every 250g sold will go towards 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 - 22g
  • YIELD - 38g
  • TIME - 36s
  • 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.

A small to big bag of happiness guide – to help your coffee loving ways.


1 – 2 cups daily
250g per week

2 – 4 cups daily
500g per week

6 – 8 cups daily
1kg per week

Note – These guidelines use an estimate of 16–21 grams of coffee to allow for difference in dose size.

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