Kanzu Lot 13
Variety: French Mission Bourbon
Crop Year: 2017
Origin: Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Producers: Karambi Small-holders
Rwandan coffee is experiencing a boom as quality continues to improve across their growing regions. Most of the coffee grown in Nyamasheke is French Mission Bourbon, which produces vibrant fruit flavors and really crisp acidity. The farmers at the Kanzu washing station work together to process their crops, and share production resources to help one another improve quality and yield. This lot of Kanzu coffee is especially bright, with strong citrus acidity kicking in early. There are some cooler honeydew notes present that help mitigate the citrus, and a nice crisp apple finish that helps the cup remain composed. The flavors in this coffee are really well defined, which makes it a great candidate for experimenting with different brew methods. We'd love to hear what you discover!
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4.5 out of 5
Delicious. Smooth. Light. Exactly what I’m looking for.
3.5 out of 5
Light and bright. Maybe a bit too much on the citrusy side for me, but makes a damn good pour over. Also tried it a couple of times with the Aeropress: I think it tastes better on the bright and clean side (pour over).
5.0 out of 5
Bam with the acidity on the front end. And smoooooth with the citrus after the initial hit. A little bitter on the backend, but mellow at the same time. Like a late-life Walter Matthau. Great bean.
This coffee is great in my French press and I can’t wait to taste it from my Hario. I usually don’t like fruity coffee but this was sweet and flavorful enough that I didn’t feel the need to add half and half like I usually do with my coffees.
4.0 out of 5
Light but still flavourful. Bright and citrusy. Work great with my French press