Region:Western Province
Producer:Kanzu Washing Station
Altitude:6,200 – 7,200 ft.
Varietals:French Mission Bourbon
Harvest:June 2015
Production Method:Shortened Kenya style
This harvest is a very balanced coffee with a sweet caramel-infused acidity that perfectly marries notes of sweet plum and orange.

This is the third year we are carrying Kanzu, a washing station buying coffee cherry from approximately 60 farms on the slopes surrounding it. Based on cuppings leading to this year’s purchase we believe it is the most powerful of the three.

Kanzu is meticulous in the care it takes to remove all the fruit and then evenly dry the beans – and it shows up in a resulting full-bodied, sweet and elegant cup.

The washing station is located in a lush mountainous area of Rwanda near Lake Kivu. Small farmers – many have less than 200 trees – bring their carefully picked cherries to the Kanzu washing station where great care is taken to wash, soak and dry the beans. During the first hours of drying they are kept in the shade and then brought down the rest of the way in sun on raised racks.


12 ounce