Gito by Smith Street
Tons of Sweet Cola with a Maple Syrup roundness, delve a little deeper & find Nutmeg. We've enjoyed this coffee with a little milk or alternative but obviously super delicious black.
What RAW MATERIALS the importer of this coffee have to say about it:
The Gito coffees are something new for us at Raw Material. Finding new markets for coffees in order to generate increased profits for producers is a key part of our work. The Gito blend comes from three of MTCo’s beautiful stations in Nyamasheke District, Rugali, Kilimbi, and Gisheke. This screen size, 13-14, is usually sent straight to the commodity market. Having isolated the cherries, we found a hidden gem that we are thrilled to share with you. Gito Natural Gito means ‘tiny’ in Kinyarwanda. Traditionally, this screen selection has been sorted and sold to the commodity market, based on its size alone. To ensure we could maximise the volumes we could provide to the specialty market (and in turn return better profits to those who produced them) we decided to isolate these coffees and see for ourselves. Sorted by density, we collected the highest density grade and found these coffees to be a delight. We are now thrilled to offer these hidden gems to our specialty customers. For the Gito natural, the cherry is sorted and cleaned, it is ready to be dried. The cherries are laid out evenly across raised beds, providing consistent airflow, and height away to prevent moisture and animals from coming into contact with the cherry. The cherry is dried for 30 days, turned constantly when the sun is high and covered during the night. Once the cherry has dried, the now dried outer fruit is removed, and the coffee beans are ready to be organised for packing.