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Zoom Rwanda Cyato Honey
Zoom Rwanda Cyato Honey
Zoom Rwanda Cyato Honey

Rwanda Cyato Honey


This highly anticipated honey processed lot from Tropic returns for a second showing and it is just as complex and characterful as the last! Expect a sweet and syrupy cup that is packed full of rich purple fruit notes.

Expect: Sable Grape, Blackcurrant, Honeydew Melon
Enjoy with : Without Milk
Process : Honey

Location: Nyamasheke District, Western Rwanda
Altitude: 2,200 metres above sea level
Preparation: Honey
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Owners: Tropic Coffee

Suited for : Aeropress, Chemex, Espresso, Pour Over
Enjoy : Without Milk

Pour Over
Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 2:00 - 2:30
Coffee:Water 17g : 250ml (dilute if necessary)

Grind Setting: Fine
Brew Time: 26-29 seconds
Dose:Brewed Weight 16-18g dose : 32-36g yield

Grind Setting: Medium
Brew Time: 1:00 to 1:30
Coffee:Water 17g : 250ml

Brew Guides

Grind Size

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This Coffee's Story

We have been lucky to establish some incredible relationships with export partners over the last few years who help us to access some of the most amazing coffees. One such example is Tropic Coffee, a company we were introduced to when visiting Rwanda in 2018 as a member of the Cup of Excellence tasting jury. Tropic is headed up by Chris and his wife Divine - together, they own the Cyato washing station which processes the cherries collected by farmers of the Abadatezuka cooperative situated around the infamous Nyungwe forest – well known for outstanding coffee production not only because of its rich fertile soil, but also due to the large population of bees in the area which leave unique microorganisms during pollination creating a distinct flavour profile. The appreciation of the importance of bees in this area means there is no use of synthetic fertilisers or pesticides and farmers are actively educated on how to preserve the presence of pollinators utilising organic techniques.
It is safe to say that this is one of the most treasured partnerships we have at North Star hence it being chosen as the site for our latest origin project. A project that has been a couple of years in the making. We were delighted to sponsor the preparation of 8 hectares of land back in 2021 which has since been planted with 20,000 coffee trees. These trees have been distributed amongst 20 young people from the local area, with each receiving harvesting assistance, organic compost and agronomy training in an effort to establish opportunities for them in their hometown – removing the need to migrate to urban areas in search of what are thought to be opportunities that will offer a more certain and viable future than coffee. We aim to change that by developing a relationship with these young producers based on principles of trust, respect, profitability and a desire to restructure traditional buying mechanisms in favour of building an industry that works for everyone.
It’ll be a few years before we get to taste the fruits of these budding young producer’s labour, but fear not, in the meantime we have a smorgasbord of coffees from the latest harvest to delight the senses! Three truly outstanding coffees that may be the same varietal but all taste different in their own delicious way. Each lot has been harvested from the surrounding hills of CWS and processed in alternate ways to really showcase the impact processing can have on developing unique and interesting flavour profiles.

Intrigued about our relationship with Tropic Coffee and want to learn more? You can learn more about Cyato Washing Station and our latest impact-led origin project by watching the video above. And stay tuned for an exciting update of all of the above in the coming months!

Shipping Info

Delivery Times

Once you have placed your order, you will receive an email to confirm it is being processed and then another one to let you know when it has been dispatched. We are currently operating with 3 working day lead time to process your order once you have placed it. 

Royal Mail 2nd class tracked postage is included for orders over £25. Orders under £25 will add £4.10 for 2nd class tracked postage. Alternatively, you have the option to include 1st class tracked postage for £5.

Local Pick Ups

Local pickups take place from the Roastery on Tong Road. Please note our shutter doors will be down for security and temperature reasons but we are always in Monday-Friday between 9 and 5pm – just ring the doorbell on arrival

Packaging Info

Letterbox Friendly

If you order 1-2 x 250g bags of coffee, they will be sent in a letterbox friendly package so that you do not need to be in to take receipt of your coffee.

100% Home Compostable

Our 250g bags are 100% home compostable including the valve, seal and sticker! They will degrade in 6 months in a well managed home compost.

1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

Our 1kg bags are currently in LDPE plastic - some councils will recycle this for you, if you are unsure simply take it to your local supermarket with your other plastic packaging.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Niki Chan

Rwanda Cyato Honey

Very full bodied but very sensitive to small changes

These beans have produced some of the fullest and boldest body V60 brews I've made, but I found this coffee very very sensitive to small changes in temp and grind size as compared to other beans, including other North Star beans. I personally found it difficult to dial in the extraction balance, but it's very flavourful when you get there!

Cathy Mckintosh
Coffee taste was weak

I was looking forward to the different taste. The coffee flavour was weak and altogether the coffee wasn't a great taste.

Alex Lye
Top Bean

I won't write an essay but very good beans. Lovely raspberry notes. Highly recommend!

Ben Hanson
Fantastic flavour

I'm relatively new to the world of coffee processes, so this is the first honey process coffee I've (knowingly) tried. It's absolutely fantastic: fruity, sweet, tart, smoky, but without any of those flavours being cloying. I've tried it as espresso, as the base for a longer coffee with and without oat milk, and as the foundation of an oat milk flat white, and it shines in all those scenarios.

I don't consider myself educated enough to be able identify specifically what I do and don't like in coffee just yet, but whatever it is, it's all present in this. I need to make sure I order a 1kg bag (or two)!

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