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Rwanda Cyato Anaerobic Natural

£12.50
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Expect: Strawberry, Lime, Jasmine
Enjoy with : Without Milk
Process : Anaerobic Natural

Location: Nyamasheke District, Western Rwanda
Altitude: 2,200 metres above sea level
Preparation: Anaerobic Natural
Varietal: Red Bourbon

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)

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

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

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Rwanda Cyato Anaerobic Natural

Co-founder Hols established our relationship with the Cyato washing station when she met with Chris, the owner, back in 2018 at the Rwanda Cup of Excellence closing ceremony in Kigali. We have enjoyed a fantastic relationship ever since that has delivered us with some of the tastiest coffees we have had the pleasure of roasting. It is safe to say that this is one of the most treasured partnerships we have at North Star hence it being the chosen site for one of our coffee projects!

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This Coffee's Story

Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon. The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family.

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 incredible coffees…One such example is Tropic Coffee, a company Hols was introduced to when visiting Rwanda in 2018 as a member of the Cup of Excellence jury. We have worked with Chris and his team ever since – this year we were delighted to be able to buy our washed coffee from this amazing washing station too.

The Cyato washing station 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.

Since 2019, the Cyato washing station has experimented with processing to best show off the coffee’s natural profile but also to create new and unique lots. One way of doing so has been to use lidded tanks to anaerobically ferment the cherries without oxygen for between 24 and 72 hours (depending on the environmental temperature) before taking the fermented cherries to the raised beds to rest and complete the drying process slowly and gently, being regularly turned to prevent mould formation. These efforts at the washing station coupled with the exemplary agricultural methods used by the farmers have created a coffee that is near enough organically processed and that actively promotes biodiversity in the area, encouraging the presence of bees to continue improving the inherent cup quality but also the yield too.

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. We are offering free shipping for orders above £20

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

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100% Home Compostable

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1kg Recyclable LDPE 4

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Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

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Danny Hargreaves
Very different

Some great notes in this cup. Highly recommend!

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Tim Darrall-Jones
Rwanda cyato

A gift for my Son, he loves it

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David Johnson
Anaerobic natural is really something special

Nearly at the end of my bag of the anaerobic natural now, and I'm going to be very sad to see it finish. Had been using it for pour-over, until I mixed some into some czar street as an experimental espresso, and I was taken aback by what it added, even in small amounts. I've tried and tried to get it to work as 100%, but every shot turns out to be a gusher no matter what I try, so blending it is. I'm up to 50% now and still loving it.

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Kieran Campbell
Very interesting and flavoursome

Ordering the Aanaerobic process beans, I am very impressed. Has a funky taste but full of flavours making it one of the most interesting coffees I've tried.

For me it's quite earthy but sweet then mellows out to a lovely fruitiness-strawberry finished. brewed in a Hario Switch and works very well

Fantastic coffee overall.

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Ed Davies

Rwanda Cyato Lots

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