Pink Lady apple aromatics. Cherry graham cracker crumble in a juicy, popping cup.Welcome the return of Rwanda Kanzu, a juicy community lot saturated with sweetness and popping with fruit flavors. Collected from the best lots of Harvest Week No. 7, this coffee is a paragon of Rwanda's early-middle harvest, brewing up with a dynamic malic fruit character and a sugary mouthfeel that feels perfect for Fall.
Set high amongst "one thousand hills" in the westerly Nyamasheke District, Kanzu Washing Station has elevated itself as one of the most quality-focused producing centers in all of Rwanda. From the surrounding Congo Nile Mountains (1800-2100 masl), hundreds of small-holder farmers carry freshly-picked, hyper-sweet Bourbon coffee berries down the mountains to the Kanzu Washing Station to be meticulously sorted, pulped, fermented, washed, and dried. With dry and wet fermentation playing a part in this Washed process, you can expect Kanzu to delight with fresh, complex flavors like apple, cherry, and tropical fruit.
If you enjoyed Kanzu last year, you won’t want to miss this year’s harvest. If this is your first time thinking about trying a coffee from Rwanda, you’re in for a treat! With nothing but Bourbon cultivar, this engaging coffee yields more sweetness and body than average, making for an sublime introduction to the beauty of this Maryland-sized country.
|Body||Light + Juicy|
|Varietals||French Mission Bourbon|
|Process||Washed - 16-18 hr. Dry Ferment + 18 hr. soak + Raised Bed Drying|