Carrier Roasting Co.

Rwanda Kanzu #16


Whole bean coffee

We roast to order on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and ship the following day. Orders will be included in a roast if they’re received by 11:59pm Eastern Time the day before.

Origin: Rwanda

District: Nyamasheke

Sector: Karambi

Washing Station: Kanzu

Altitude: 1800 - 2100 meters

Process: Washed, dried on raised beds

Varieties: Bourbon

Tasting notes: Raspberry, Meyer lemon, nougat

Rwanda Kanzu is returning for its fourth year in our lineup. We love Rwandan coffee, and we really love the quality and consistency that comes out of the Kanzu washing station. They keep each production batch separated, as opposed to blending them all together and averaging the quality, so lots can be cupped and graded individually. This allows buyers to select top lots and pay higher prices for better quality, raising the average price that the washing station receives for its coffee.

Our love of Rwandan coffee comes not only from the excellent quality and unique profile produced there, but for the inspiring comeback story. Since 2001 there has been a concerted aid effort focused on the coffee industry, to restore peace and stable economic activity following the genocide and civil war of 1994. The strength of Rwanda's coffee production is a sign of the success of these efforts.

With this coffee we taste raspberry, Meyer lemon, and nougat.


This is our fourth year buying from Kanzu. We wrote a forward contract with Red Fox Coffee Merchants to purchase 5 60kg bags for a price of $4.75/lb EXW on a day when the Coffee Commodity price was $1.61/lb. Our friend Joel Edwards from Red Fox sent us pre-ship samples of this lot, which we scored 87.5.

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