Cantaloupe, Floral, Heavy Cream

Cantaloupe, Floral, Heavy Cream

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Kanzu Lot 15

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Description

Variety: French Mission Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Nyamasheke, Rwanda

Producers: Karambi Small-holders

Altitude: 1800-2100m

Rwandan coffee often gets overshadowed by nearby Kenya and Ethiopia, but this is a lot that's sure to stand out! French Mission Bourbon plants growing in rich volcanic soil are a great start, and when you pair them with the Kanzu washing station's obsessive production standards you know you're in for something special. This coffee is remarkably unique, with a flavor profile unlike anything we're used to seeing in African coffees. A sweet cantaloupe note combines with light floral notes to create a sophisticated, almost delicate flavor. This coffee also has a decidedly creamy body, making it simultaneously heavy and light, smooth and airy. It's a truly unique combination, and we can't get enough of it!

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Reviews

5.0 out of 5

Awesome!

Light, sweet flavors. Not overly acidic.

Kevin Knight

Madison

Member Since

August '17

5.0 out of 5

Totally unique

Literally tastes like you poured milk in your coffee. I usually drink my coffee black, but the rich flavor of this coffee is like no other, balanced with a light acidity that rounds out the flavor.

Chris Moses

West Roxbury

Member Since

August '16

3.0 out of 5

Very different, but good.

I tend to prefer a more caramel-centric flavor, but found this light coffee to be very good.

Kevin Ferstl

Derby

Member Since

December '17

3.0 out of 5

Good and sweet

This isn't my typical style of coffee, so it wasn't #1 on my personal favorite list, but as a coffee drinker, I can say it's a very good coffee. It's lighter and has lots of sweet notes to it. It also has a little creaminess to it. I would recommend it to friends who like lighter coffees.

Sprout

Glendale

Member Since

December '17

4.5 out of 5

Very Tasty

Definitely unique. I'm enjoying it immensely.

Brandon Reese

Thorntown

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Take me to Africa!!

Every coffee I’ve had from Africa rocks. Keep it comin

Jeremy Hales

Gowanda

Member Since

October '17

4.5 out of 5

good espresso

This light roast made an exceptionally smooth but at the same time sharp espresso. Was a little "tart" at the end, but delicious.

Doug

Taos

Member Since

January '18

4.5 out of 5

Yummm

This is very close to my perfect espresso roast - amazing aroma, light roast so no burned flavor, yet not so light that there is a lot of green acidity. I would stock this one year-round if it was available.

Gita Gandhi

SEATTLE

Member Since

December '16

Great to wake up to!

Janelle Smith

Rapid City

Member Since

January '18

5.0 out of 5

Loved it!

Great flavor. Both the hubs and I thoroughly enjoyed this one!

Terri L Wilson

Knoxville

Member Since

February '16

5.0 out of 5

a most unusual coffee - juicy beyond - delicious.

Paul Hook

Los Angeles

Member Since

December '17