We’re very excited to feature this mouth-watering coffee from our friends at Brandywine Coffee Roasters. In addition to sourcing and roasting with utmost care and intentionality, each bag features a graphic from their in-house designer and is individually screenprinted and wax stamped.
Tasting notes: Raisin, Sweet Tea, Plum, Lime
- Origin: Rwanda
- Producer: Kanzu
- Region: Western Province, Nyamasheke
- Altitude: 1800-2000 MASL
- Varietal: Bourbon
- Process Method: Washed
More about what makes this coffee special...
At Kanzu, lots are separated by harvest week and numbered accordingly. Lot 17 holds a classic Rwandan tea-like profile - with pleasantly sweet notes of Oolong tea, stone fruit, and citrus. It's a perfect example of a carefully-processed and expertly-roasted Rwandan coffee.
This coffee is named for the Kanzu washing station. The average Rwandan coffee
farmer has around 180 trees, so no single lot can be traced to its direct producer.
Instead, many farmers bring their yield to centrally located washing stations. Kanzu
is in the Nayamasheke District in southwest Rwanda, a mountainous region near
the banks of Lake Kiva with nutrient-dense volcanic soil perfect for growing dense coffee cherries. These ideal growing conditions, coupled with meticulous processing, mean Kanzu lots produce some of the most consistent, clean cups in Eastern Africa.