Kanzu Lot 13
Province: Western Province
Elevation: 1800-2100 masl
Tasting Notes: Pear, Ranier Cherry, Chamomile
This coffee is named for the Kanzu washing station. The average Rwandan coffee farmer has around 180 trees, so no single lot can be traced to its direct producer. Instead, many farmers bring their yield to centrally located washing stations. Kanzu is in the Karambi Sector of the Nyamasheke District in southwest Rwanda, near enough the banks of Lake Kiva to see its waters on a clear day. These hills reach over 2200 masl and are covered in nutrient-dense volcanic soil - ideal growing conditions for dense, ripe cherries. Coupled with meticulous processing, Kanzu lots can produce some of the most consistent, clean cups in Eastern Africa.
Like all Rwandan coffees, this is 100% Bourbon - a variety known for brewing up smooth cups with balanced acidity and a sweet finish. Kanzu's acidity is juicy and crisp, reminding us of pears and sundried green grapes. The body is round and delicate, with a subtly nutty, cherry-like quality making for a comforting finish.
Imported by: Red Fox Coffee Merchants.