Rwanda, Shyira, Natural

Rwanda, Shyira, Natural

16.00 EUR

Built in 2017, the Shyira washing station is located at 2000 MASL in the Nyamasheke district. Shyira station collect their cherries from the neighbouring producers that sit between 2000 and 2400 MASL, making this one of the highest grown coffees in Rwanda. At The base of the station, there is fresh water river that feeds into the property, making access very convenient. Cherries are hand sorted before de-pulping, they are then sorted by a process of floating, followed by a fermentation in purpose made concrete tanks, for an average of 8 hours. During this time, the fermented parchment is agitated several times by a process of ceremonial foot-stomping. Each local washing station have their own song which they sing during their ritual. The workers sing and dance with great pride, creating a sense of ownership over the process and the quality that they deliver. 


RegionNyamasheke District
ProducerShyira Washing Station
VarietyRed Bourbon
NotesPineapple, blackberries, dark chocolate



To discover these flavour profiles we recommend to use soft mineral water with a low HCO3 (bicarbonate) & aim for total hardness of less than 140 mg/l.