Kanzu Lot 13

Citrus, Honeydew, Green Apple

Variety: French Mission Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Nyamasheke, Rwanda

Producers: Karambi Small-holders

Altitude: 1800-2100m

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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Megan Birdsey

Kansas city

Member Since
June '17
8stars 30f964d825671e936496b1e9b91652b236d1338f7f157d183e3d5d7bf6dc5a84


Light but still flavourful. Bright and citrusy. Work great with my French press


Jeremy Hales


Member Since
October '17
9stars c58729f5103ff4590617db3549eb955fdf8c2b8a5189f5adb5f5c5b2399e076c


Delicious. Smooth. Light. Exactly what I’m looking for.


Austin Lo


Member Since
January '18
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2


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).


Cliff Watson


Member Since
February '18
10stars b7d0bda0310969033433830e28a863844525eed66031a28909e01440c470fc80

More acid than the Grateful Dead. As much fruit as an orchard.

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.


Katrina Studnicka


Member Since
February '18


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.