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Pillar - RWANDA CYATO – ESPRESSO

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Rob M.
Fantastic flavour

One of the nicest coffees I’ve had in a long time,

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Rwanda

Cyato

Cyato washing station, Nyamasheke District, Western province of Rwanda

1900-2200 masl

Red Bourbon

Natural

Spiced cherry, strawberry, and honey.

In the cup: An inviting aroma of spiced cherry preludes flavours of strawberry and honey. A lively red fruit acidity that is sweet and balanced with lingering toffee and a light to medium body.

The producer: This tasty drop was produced by the Cyato washing station with the support of the Tropic coffee company. Tropic Coffee is a family-owned business with a focus on supporting farmers, and valuing transparency towards partners, clients, and farmers. Distance to supportive washing stations proves an exceptional challenge for farmers in the region, so Tropic Coffee has built several washing stations across the region, offering farmers increased access and greater prospective income.

Farm and environment: The Cyato washing station has been in operation since 2017, and has refined its processing techniques over that time. Cyato washing station also takes advantage of its climate conditions, drying coffee in its cool climate—which is important in producing clean-tasting, high-quality coffee. This is in part due to the fact that the activity within the coffee cherry is slowed down and moisture more easily controlled.

Sustainability: Well-organised farming groups cultivate the plantation around the Nyungwe forest, with programmes that educate farmers on how to enhance coffee production. Farmers are producing coffee here in a way that is truly symbiotic with the land, and no synthetic fertilisers or pesticides are used. The Cyato washing station and Tropic Coffee believe that a healthy biodiverse ecosystem ensures the best possible conditions for the best possible coffee.

Ecosystem: Precious insects, particularly bees, are being protected and understood in a whole new way. These bees and other pollinators are essential players in quality, environmentally conscientious coffee farming. Until recently, the bees' role in coffee production was not considered, but the native honeybee existing in Nyungwe forest where Cyato coffee is grown creates a unique profile for this coffee. The harmony created through symbiotic awareness has benefits for all, and during pollination bees distribute vital microorganisms, giving the coffee a more uniform size (great for even roasting), better yields (great for farmers), and finer flavours (great for drinkers—and of course great for bees!)

Furthermore, research has revealed that bee pollination can increase coffee yield by 36-50%. That is some cool symbiotic stuff going on there.