Cyato - Rwanda (250g/1kg)


Cyato - Rwanda (250g/1kg)

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Illustrator Series

We teamed up with McGowans Print and graduating students from the Belfast School of Art Graphic Design & Illustration class of 2022, to launch three new coffees each with its own unique illustration. It’s always been a privilege to be on the doorstep of the amazing creativity that comes out of the Belfast School of Art, so it’s an honour to have a small way to shine a light on some of that. Congratulations to all of this year’s graduating students!

The label for Cyato is illustrated by Aoileann Lawlor. Aoileann brings colour and energy inspired by the tasting notes of the coffee and the leopard, the national animal of Rwanda. Much of Aoileann’s inspiration comes from tattoo design, we think the Cyato Leopard would make a great tattoo!

See more illustrations and designs on instagram: @teeth.psd.

About the Coffee

Washing Station : Cyato
Country: Rwanda     
Region: Nyamasheke District       
Variety: Red Bourbon       
Process:  Washed     
Altitude: 1850 MASL

For a long time, bees’ effect on coffee production had never been noticed or considered, until recently. The native honeybee existing in Nyungwe forest where Cyato coffee is grown has created a unique profile for this coffee, as during pollination bees leave vital microorganisms, giving the coffee a more uniform size and better flavours. Furthermore, research revealed that bee pollination can increase the yield between 36-50%. Bee-pollinated coffee from Cyato cups at 87.

The Washed processing method is the main way mostly used to process coffee in Cyato washing station. In this method the fruit skin is removed mechanically with a machine called depulper. After depulping the beans are put to a water tank where fermentation process will take place with purpose of removing the remainder of the fruit skin with 12 to 18 hours. When the fermentation is completed the coffee beans are washed with water to remove any remaining outer layers and then it is ready to be dried. Drying is on raised African beds and to ensure even drying the beans are turned regularly every hour on sun.

Grind: If you need your coffee ground, select on the dropdown. Let us know in the "Special Instructions" if there is any other specific brew method you need the coffee ground for.