• Rwanda - Cyesha
  • Rwanda - Cyesha
  • Rwanda - Cyesha
  • Rwanda - Cyesha

Rwanda - Cyesha

Regular price €12.25
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ORIGIN
Rwanda
REGION
Nyamasheke District
WASHING STATION
Cyesha
ALTITUDE
1460 to 1720 m
VARIETY
Red Bourbon
HARVEST 2023
PROCESS
Washed
FLAVOR
Raisin, Red currant & Rhubarb


Description

Cyesha is located in Nyamasheke District, close to the shores of Lake Kivu. The coffee of this area grows on volcanic soils, a highly fertile medium for the cultivation of high-quality red bourbon cherries. This season Cyesha’s staff produced 300 metric tonnes of exportable coffee. Their team is composed of four permanent staff, five seasonal staff, and ninety casual labourers for the high season.

The station purchases cherry from a total of 470 coffee producers, one quarter of which are female. These producers harvest their crops between February and May, and the continuous processing of these lots follows the same time period. Dry milling and bagging continues until early July, when the coffees are ready for export. 

Currently producers face two large hurdles to increasing their production yields; the high price of fertilisers, and ageing coffee trees. In spite of these issues, Cyesha redistributes a nutrient-rich organic compost which is created by combining coffee pulp discarded during processing with grass cuttings.

Their goal is to continue increasing the volumes they purchase from producers, whilst assisting them in increasing their yields, ensuring they can maximise the profits their land can produce for them. To do so, fifty thousand new seedlings will be distributed every year, alongside rejuvenating techniques applied to old trees such as pruning and stumping.

It is thanks to your taste for rare specialty coffee that these farmers can make a significant increase on their ordinary earnings, which enables them to develop their land further.

Enjoy!