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Kayak Coffee
Kayak Coffee

We offer a limited stock of this delightful Rwanda roast, perfect for your daily indulgence.


Rwanda Kanzu Lot #17 Powdered Sugar | Carmel

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Rwanda Kanzu Lot #17

An excellent everyday choice, offering delightful caramel and chocolate undertones. It's pleasantly sweet, not bitter, leaving you eager for the next cup! 
  • Origin: Rwanda
  • Region: Nyamasheke
  • Varietal: Bourbon
  • Roast Level: Medium
  • Process: Washed, raised beds

  • Small farms
  • Shade Grown
  • Elevation: 1800-2100 m above sea level
  • Cupping score: 87

    Downloadable spec sheet


    Lemon Zinger | Carmel | Powdered Sugar | Chamomile


    Upon reaching the washing station, the cherry undergoes a meticulous process. Using a McKinnon disc pulper, the cherries are floated and pulped. Subsequently, the coffee in parchment undergoes a dry fermentation lasting 16-18 hours, allowing for the development of distinct flavors. The remaining mucilage is then washed off, followed by a soaking phase that typically lasts up to 18 hours. Finally, the coffee is dried on raised beds with a mesh bottom, facilitating optimal air circulation. This detailed process ensures the production of high-quality coffee at Kanzu washing station.


    Kanzu washing station, situated in Rwanda's Nyamasheke district within the Western province, offers breathtaking views from the ridge overlooking the washing stations. On clear days, the panorama extends all the way to Lake Kivu in the west, tracing Rwanda's border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nestled amidst verdant hills adorned with coffee, cassava, sweet potato, sugar cane, bananas, and beans at an elevation of 1900 meters above sea level, Kanzu is a meticulously organized and efficiently run establishment.

    Employing 50 local men and women during the harvest season, Kanzu actively contributes to the community. The harvest cycle in Rwanda spans approximately 4-5 months, commencing in March and concluding in July, with lots meticulously separated by each outturn throughout the season.



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    Kyleigh Ciara Hess

    Great folks at Kayak Coffee and they roast some delicious single origins and blends. We enjoy it at our office daily. Highly recommend you try it!

    Chad Smith

    Love Kayak Coffee! Great local Indy roaster, serving the outdoorsy market. Big fan of their Hogwash as a medium-roast daily drinker. Highly recommend!

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