Kanzu Lot 19

Grape, Lemon, Vanilla

Variety: French Mission Bourbon

Processing: Washed

Crop Year: 2017

Origin: Nyamasheke, Rwanda

Producers: Karambi Small-holders

Altitude: 1800-2100m

The coffee cherries in Kanzu Lot 19 are grown in the hills above the Kanzu washing station, where cooler temperatures slow down the development process. This makes the coffee cherries more dense and packed with flavor, which comes to the forefront with the help of the Kanzu washing station's rigorous preparation process. Kanzu Lot 19 is a coffee with a great balance of sweetness, spice, and acidity. A full-bodied grape note pairs well with a tart lemon flavor. These two tastes are highlighted by a touch of vanilla that softens the profile overall and gives it a smooth finish. Kanzu Lot 19 is a really inviting cup of coffee, and that's coming from us, the people that drink a ton of coffee.

Anonymous

NEW PHILADELPHIA

Member Since
December '17
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Very good

Great smell, and very distinct flavor. Would definitely recommend it.

12/30/17

Ethan Richerson

Sausalito

Member Since
October '15
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Complex and well-balanced

Not too sweet, not too acidic, but with a bite. Nice rich undertones. Not my favorite, but a winner nonetheless.

12/30/17

Anonymous

Woodbury

Member Since
December '17
7stars 47a7352655fa3ded048196554760f61df8d9125f29993e54d673bd8cd254c1f2

Christmas Present

Coffee is smooth and not too acidic with a hint of lemon. I enjoyed the flavor very much and would recommend it.

12/31/17

Anonymous

Greer

Member Since
December '17
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Merry Christmas to me

Smooth with definite note of lemon

01/01/18

Lynn Borowitz

Brooklyn

Member Since
June '15
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Nice Balance

Bright, distinctive. Ethiopian coffees are usually my favorites, but this one is right up there.

01/01/18

Anonymous

Gaithersburg

Member Since
December '17
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Too Quick to Judge

I was in Rwanda 5 years ago and was excited to receive Kanzu Lot 19. The first brew in a French press was a disappointment - I gave it a "Meh"at best. Maybe the distinct profile and lemon threw me off a bit. Then 2 things happened. I decided to keep drinking it and I added more ground coffee and extraction time. Six cups later, I like this variety. Taste is a funny thing. Sometimes large differences lead to disagreement. Take a little time to get to know and appreciate this unique coffee.

01/01/18

Anonymous

Austin

Member Since
April '17
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I like this one a lot

I normally find African coffee's too bright. This one is really mellow though.

01/01/18

Anonymous

Gowanda

Member Since
October '17
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Amazing

I absolutely love everything from Africa. This was the best so far!!!!

01/02/18

Anonymous

Bethel

Member Since
December '17
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Rally good but fruity

Really good, but a little too fruity for my taste. Quality coffee though!

01/04/18

Anonymous

Leawood

Member Since
December '17
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Rich finish

Somewhat subtle in scent and initial taste, but the finish is incredibly rich. Impressive!

01/04/18

Michael Brittenham

Monett

Member Since
December '16
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Wonderful coffee

This coffee has a wonderful flavor that is consistent from start to finish for me. Loved it.

01/04/18

Anonymous

Bixby

Member Since
December '17
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Perfect for Aeropress

First brew was with a chemex which produced an excellent cup of coffee, but it didn't stand out until I brewed a cup using an Aeropress. The depth of flavor was incredible and the mouth feel was super velvety. As much as I like coffee, it's rare to find a coffee that tastes as good as it smells and this one does. I'm going to go back and play around with my pour over process but see below for the Aeropress parameters I used. Inverted Aeropress 20g coffee ground just on the fine side of medium 40g of 195-200 degree water to bloom for 30 seconds (I stir the bloom) Add 210g water stir and press Total time about 2 1/2 minutes

01/06/18

Anonymous

Morrison

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December '17
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Christmas gift

We received as a Christmas gift. This coffee has a great smell and we love the taste. We would highly recommend it.

01/09/18

Anonymous

Los Altos

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December '17
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High Quality Coffee

I think that the coffee is fantastic. Pure to the taste. This one was a little acidic and fruity for me, but for those of you that like that I would definitely suggest. I'm just into the chocolate/nutty notes for my coffee preference.

01/10/18

Anonymous

St George

Member Since
December '17
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Loved it

This coffee was exquisite, exactly my taste. I'm not normally a daily coffee drinker (more of an every-other-day type of person), but I demolished this in a week. Made it on an Aeropress every time, and everything, the smell, the flavor, was perfect. Every time I put milk in it/made it bulletproof was a mistake because it tastes so good black. So happy to not have greasy coffee beans!

01/10/18

Anonymous

Corinth

Member Since
December '17
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Good first shipment

Bright, multi-layered, smooth. Had trouble adjusting grind level for single-serving pour-over--had to go coarser than default setting.

01/14/18

Anonymous

GLEN MILLS

Member Since
December '17
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First coffee from my kids x mas gift

This was the first of my kids coffee club Christmas gifts to me. The bar has been set very high!

01/15/18

Brandon Reese

Thorntown

Member Since
January '18
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As someone else said: give it time.

My first brew (in a Behmor Brazen Plus) was good, but not spectacular, as I could not pick out the notes of lemon, etc. I reduced the ratio of coffee:water (I had too much coffee in the first brew) and reduced the presoak from 1:15 to 1:00, and subsequent brews have been excellent with the slight sour note I was wanting and expecting.

01/16/18

Anonymous

Levittown

Member Since
February '17
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Pretty good

Very light roast with lots of acidity but it's pretty good overall

01/16/18

Anonymous

Warm Springs

Member Since
December '16
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Solid

Has that acidic/sour quench of richness that gives it a little weight and viscosity(?) I generally prefer naturally processed to washed coffees but this makes for a nice change up.

01/18/18

Harland Hauger

Williams

Member Since
December '15
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Solid

Not a standout for me, but very good.

01/19/18

Carly

Seattle

Member Since
September '14
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Smooth drinking coffee

We really enjoyed this one. Very smooth and tasty.

01/21/18

Charles Schulz

Los Angeles

Member Since
December '17
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Interesting!

Could taste the lemon, but not too acidic. The lemon was not my favorite addition, but interesting and fun to try!

01/22/18

Anonymous

Denver

Member Since
December '17
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Lovely flavor

I really enjoyed this one in my personal french press, excellent for daily drinking

01/23/18

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