Shyria - Rwanda, La Cabra | 250g


A crisp citrus-driven cup with heavy floral aromatics, in this lot from the Nyabihu region by Muraho Trading Co. Shyira is the highest altitude of all of Muraho’s stations.

  • Producer: Shyira Farmers
  • Region: Nyabihu
  • Altitude: 1900 masl
  • Varietal: Bourbon
  • Process: Washed
  • Harvest: May 2021

The Shyira Coffee Washing Station (CWS) is the highest altitude of the Muraho stations, located in the northern Nyabihu district. Shyira’s remote location also means it is the smallest station, and a big driver in the decision to build the station here was the greater impact that Muraho could have on the very rural population here. Here, their genuine drive for social change led to a focus on access to speciality coffee knowledge, and importantly pricing. Over the past couple of harvests, Shyira has also consistently produced our favourite lots out of Rwanda. The weather conditions here are perfect for both production and processing, the volcanic soils are healthy, and of course the high altitude leads to slow maturing, sugar-rich cherries. This washed lot has a clear citrus acidity, backed up by a deep white sugar sweetness and the typical heavily savoury, almost musk-like herbal aromatics we often find in Rwandan lots.