Rwanda - Nayamasheke - Cyato - Abadatezuka

Impressions: Sweet. Berry. Wine.

Fragrance: Raspberry. Strawberry. Cotton Candy Aroma: Blueberry. Cherry. Taste: Sweet. Berry. Lemon. Acidity: Vibrant Sweetness: High Finish: Winey. Sweet. Juicy.



  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Cotton Candy
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Sweet
  • Berry
  • Lemon
  • Winey
  • Juicy


Origin Data

Producer: Abadatezuka COOP

Variety: Bourbon

Region: Cyato sector, Nyamasheke district, Western Province.

Process: Rwanda Natural (Extended Ferment)

Elevation: 1850-2200 MASL


Bordering Lake Kivu and the Nyugwe Forest, the Western Province of Rwanda is a very abundant and tropical area. The soil is a mixture of sandy and black humus at extreme elevations have allowed for small producers and washing stations to turn out specialty coffee at volumes that Rwanda has never seen before. Abadatezuka Cooperative is a group of smallholder farmers in Rwanda's Western Province who deliver their coffee in cherry to the Cyato Washing Station, which is located in the Cyato sector of the Nayamasheke district in that region. The producers here grow coffee at elevations all the way up to 2,200 meters above sea level, and the washing station is located at 1,850 meters above sea level. The washing station was established in 2017. One interesting facet to coffee here is that the native honeybees that live in and around the Nyungwe forest where the coffee is grown are said to be responsible in part to the "unique profile" this coffee has. The bee-assisted pollination, fertile ground (black humus and sandy soil), and cool lake-affected climate thanks to the area's proximity to Lake Kivu contribute to the flavors found in the cup. The farmers use no synthetic inputs, either as fertilizers or as pest control.

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