Nyamasheke, Rwanda

Kanzu Lot #2

From $21.00

Our second lot from the Kanzu washing station!

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We taste

hibiscus, currant, honeycrisp

...in this coffee.

This is our seventh year offering lots from the Kanzu washing station. The growers that bring their harvest to this station grow their coffee on small plots of land on the surrounding hillsides. With elevations rising above 1900m, and ever improving infrastructure, the lots that come out of Kanzu continue to amaze us with quality and almost no presence of the potato defect (a defect prevalent in this region that can make your coffee taste like a tot – not cool).

If you were bummed to see Kanzu lot #1 go, you will be happy to know that Kanzu lot #2 is also really delicious! The aromatics are deeply sweet with hints of floral – like hibiscus. In the cup, currant and a honeycrisp acidity are wrapped up in a dark honey sweetness. Really tasty and likely the last offering from Rwanda until next harvest, so grab some soon!

 

Region
Region
Nyamasheke, Rwanda
Flavors
Flavors
hibiscus, currant, honeycrisp
Process
Process
washed process
Aromatics
Aromatics
deep sweetness, floral
Acidity
Acidity
malic acidity
Sweetness
Sweetness
dark honey
Producer
Producer
various small plot farmers
Altitude
Altitude
1900m
Varieties
Varieties
red bourbon

Recommended Preparation

Espresso
Coffee: 18g
Espresso Out: 34-36g
Brew Time: 24-26s
Kalita
1:17 Ratio
Coffee: 18g
H2O: 305g
TDS: 1.33%

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Transparency Information

Green Cost Illustration
Green Cost
$4.65/lb.
Transportation Cost Illustration
Transportation Cost
$0.23/lb.
Production Cost Illustration
Production Cost
$4.13/lb.
Sweet Bloom Cost Illustration
Sweet Bloom Cost
$9.01/lb.

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