Tasting Notes: Lime Candy, Dark Honey, Herbal Tea
The Kanzu washing station, located in the Nyamasheke district in the west, is one of the top processing facilities in all of Rwanda. After years of focused aid, Rwanda has been able to slowly build an incredible infrastructure for coffee production, leading to year over year improvements in sweetness, consistency, and clarity. Kanzu employs around 50 local men and women, who work throughout the 5 month harvest season to keep lots organized and separated for traceability and quality assurance.
Every year, we're more stunned by how delicious these coffees are -- and 2019 is no different. The character remains consistent with what we've come to expect: the cup is extremely clean, but there's a huge amount of unique sweetness, taking the form of dark, raw honey. The balance comes from the classic lime candy acidity, which not only adds sweetness, but lifts the cup and keeps things refreshing.
If you have yet to try a coffee from Rwanda, Kanzu is probably the perfect first experience.
When will my package ship?
Generally, we try and ship all packages the next business day from when the order was placed. If you ever have a question on the status of your order, just shoot us a message via our contact form.
Do you offer free shipping?
All orders over $35 get free shipping!
How do you ship?
All shipments are done via USPS Priority Mail. Packages generally arrive in 2-3 days, depending on your proximity to Philadelphia.
Do you ship internationally?
We do offer international shipping but it can be pretty expensive, especially overseas. If you are interested in buying coffee internationally, please drop us a line via our contact form.
Is your coffee organic and/or fair trade?
While some of our coffees may be certified organic or fair trade, we do not specifically look for either of these certifications when buying, and do not market them as such. Our sourcing goals are always quality and flavor focused, and we buy from producers and importers we trust to provide us with coffee that fits into our ideology. As green coffee quality increases so do prices. Because of this, we typically pay well above Fair Trade pricing for our single origin coffees.
How fresh is my coffee when I receive it?
We roast Monday through Friday each week, so generally, we try and ship coffee within 24 hours from roast whenever possible. With our shipping times, that means you should always receive your coffee within 2-5 days from roast, depending on your location and proximity to Philadelphia.
Do you have recommendations for brewing?
Yes! First and foremost, whenever possible, grind directly before brewing. This will help maintain freshness, and help you get the most from your coffee. Additionally, we recommend a ratio of about 1:16.8, (so about 22g of coffee for a 12oz cup). If your brew is tasting too weak, try using a finer grind size; and if it’s a slower, heavier brew, try to make the grind more coarse. If you have any additional questions, or want to get into more detail, feel free to drop us a line in our contact form.