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New Year, New and Inspiring Flavors

by Kevin Nealon January 03, 2016

New Year, New and Inspiring Flavors

We're pretty excited about our next two coffee offerings. Kanzu, from the southern shore of Lake Kivu, is a new Rwandan offering and this particular lot is one of the best Rwandan coffees we've tasted to date.  Deep maple sweetness, a bit of nutmeg and cinnamon spiciness, and the cranberry/hibiscus brightness we've come to love in our favorite Rwandan bourbons.  For a bit more insight on the Kanzu washing station, check out this blog post from our partners at Red Fox Coffee Importers.

The other new coffee is a returning favorite for us: Tana Toraja from Sulawesi, Indonesia.  Stereotypes are best kept at arms length, but we approach Indonesian coffees with a lot of caution, since inferior varieties and giling basah processing can often create dirty, rubbery flavors that overshadow the region's big body and richness. Tana Toraja is a unique case though. The farmers around the region grow better-tasting typica hybrids, and the Toarca Jaya processing station employs a more typically-Latin American washed process. The result is a coffee that maintains Indonesia's good stereotypes - big mouthfeel, unique spiciness, mellow but balanced acidity - while still tasting sweet, clean, and generally delicious.


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