A fantastic coffee from an equally fantastic origin. Notes of clementine, black tea and apricot.
Farm: Gishyta 117
Altitude: 1735-1800 metres above sea level
Varietal: Red Bourbon
Process: Fully Washed and dried on raised beds
Region: Karongi District, Western Rwanda
Gishyta washing station was built and first started processing coffee in 2010, during the first years it was owned by a small cooperative, which lacked enough resources and capacity to handle the harvest. Recently, the cooperative decided to rent the station to a private operator who ended up with full ownership after the cooperative agreed to sell, in 2019. Providence, the new owner, is a young man with ambitions to develop a successful agricultural business. Just only two years since he first started operating it, the station has grown to process over 5 containers worth of coffee, offering both fully washed and natural process coffee. The station is in Karongi district in western Rwanda at an altitude of 1750 MASL, coffee is sourced from local producers from the hills that surrounds Lake Kivu, at an altitude that goes from 1600 to 1800. The coffee enjoys a good rainfall throughout most of the year, and the high altitude with fertile volcanic soil is the main contributor to the quality of the coffee. Providence had been introducing a traceability system in which he records who deliver cherries to the washing station and how much cherries are delivered to be able to implement off season training in good agricultural practises for the farmers that deliver cherry regularly.
Both 1KG and 250g are packed in TUV Austria Compostable Certified white bag. This is suitable for a well managed home composter but better suited to industrial composting. We have a twice monthly industrial compost collection from our roastery in Aberfeldy and can process any bags returned to us.