Rwanda Gishyita, Intango Washing stationPicacho Coffee Roasters
Single Origin Coffee
Notes:Apricot, Mango, Vanilla, Graham, Black Tea
Roast: Light (City+)
Varietal: 100% Bourbon
Farmer: 500 Small Holder Farmers
Mill: Intango Washing Station Operated by Gilbert Gatali
Finally we have a Rwandan coffee back in stock and this one is a stunner. Continually stuck out on our cupping table and we are proud to offer it.
Intango (pronounced “Inango”) is a small washing station on the edge of Lake Kivu. On a clear day, you can actually see Idjwi Island in the lake on which our Ngula coffee is made. Once part of a cooperative that won the 2014 Rwanda Cup of Excellence, it became run down as the cooperative dissolved. However, in 2018, Gilbert Gatali and his best friend Gervais decided to fulfill their dreams by taking over Intango and running their own specialty coffee washing station.
The washing station works with only 400 supplying farmers, but this gives Gilbert the oversight to make lasting impact for all of them. ‘Intango’ itself is Kinyarwanda for “beginning”: Gilbert’s intention was to create a communal starting point for farmers, staff and community to come together, grow and change their lives positively. Gilbert invests in both quality and environmental sustainability by using only natural and organic fertilizers and continuous planting of shade trees. In addition to investing in his surrounding farms Gilbert has created managerial position for women in the community.
A very special cup that will not disappoint.
355ml water to 24g coffee
Temp 200 f
Total Time 3:35
Total yield 325 ml