Rwanda Kanzu SWP Decaf

The sweetness and mouthfeel are very close to the non-decaf version. There's are notes of brown sugar and fruit tea that are apparent in both light and dark roasts, as well as a black tea-like acidity. City+ roasts have a bit of green apple and vanilla, and Full City has a note of brown rice syrup. Overall, this is a really sweet, clean decaf that brews excellent at City+ to Full City+ levels, and will also be a great option for decaf espresso.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Bourbon Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Bourbon
Grade A1
Appearance .4 d/300gr, 15+ screen
Roast Recommendations Very versatile across the range from City+ to Full City+ levels.
Weight 1 LB
Recommended for Espresso Yes
This coffee is part of our custom decaf program where we take our own high quality lots and send them to the Swiss Water Decaf plant for decaffeination. While you cannot know for sure how a decaf will turn out, picking our own lots allows us to at least know a coffees cup quality prior to being subjected to the decaffeinating process. Kanzu comes to us from the Southwestern portion of Lake Kivu, one of the most amazing growing regions in Rwanda. Hundreds of small farmers contribute to this lot, bringing their coffee from hillside farms to the washing station located on the valley floor. This was a great coffee as a non-decaf, and we're very pleased with the resulting Swiss Water processed lot.
This decaf lot of Kanzu has really great sweetness across the roast spectrum. The dry fragrance has a heavy aroma of milk chocolate and tamarind, as well as a note of brown bread. Dark roasts have raw cocoa and a hint of panella sugar. Adding hot water brings up dark cherry and caramel, and dark roasts have a smell of grape skin. Breaking the crust releases a sweet smell of almond marzipan. We've been really pleased with the way our African coffees have turned out as decafs, often with cup profiles that are very "un-decaf" - Kanzu fits this category. The sweetness and mouthfeel are very close to the non-decaf version. There's are notes of brown sugar and fruit tea that are apparent in both light and dark roasts, as well as a black tea-like acidity. City+ roasts have a bit of green apple and vanilla, and Full City has a note of brown rice syrup. The finish shows some decaf notes with a slight breadiness as well as tannins, but also a nice flavor of chocolate syrup. Overall, this is a really sweet, clean decaf that brews excellent at City+ to Full City+ levels, and will also be a great option for decaf espresso.