ABOUT OUR ROASTER'S CHOICE FOR FEBRUARY
Kanzu is a private wet mill buying coffee cherries from approximately 60 farms on the surrounding slopes. The area where the cherries grow has some of the best components for cultivating coffee—high altitudes, a lush ecosystem, and volcanic soil.
Small farmers – many have less than 200 trees – bring their carefully picked cherries to the Kanzu washing station where they are processed. Kanzu is meticulous in the care it takes to remove all the ripe fruit, ferment, and evenly dry the beans, which is showcased through its full-bodied, sweet and elegant cup.
This is another great quality year for Kanzu - pure coffee flavor shaded with black tea-coated notes of sweet plum and orange.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Roaster's Choice Subscription?
Our Roaster's Choice Subscription rotate each month. Enjoy a new coffee with every delivery!
Our Light subscription includes only light coffees. Our Medium includes only medium coffees. Our Espresso includes espresso and medium coffees.
Coffees range from countries all over the globe from Kenya to Costa Rica. The price remains the same each month and does not vary based on the coffee of the month.
Which roast profile is right for me?
Light: Our light roast coffees are roasted delicately to highlight the terroir from their native countries. George has likened a perfect light roast to landing a plane on a matchstick–An extremely challenging task to nail completely. Roasting is always a balancing act in maintaining the right amount of acidity without under-developing a coffee, or otherwise going a touch too far and eliminating its nuanced flavors. The result should be a lively and multi-dimensional coffee, packed with bright, yet smooth acidity, florals and fruit that pop, and ever morphing tasting notes that last from hot to cool.
Medium: Our medium roast coffees have mild acidity while providing a richer overall body. These coffees are typically roasted longer and developed further than our light roasts, producing flavors that lean more heavily toward chocolate and nuts at their core while still providing mellow accents like flowers, fruit, and citrus. The mild acidity in our medium roast coffees lends itself well to creating a bright yet rounded espresso shot, with discernible terroir notes.
Espresso: Our espresso roasts are catered towards those who enjoy an Italian-style shot or one with a bright, round body. These coffees are roasted the longest and developed furthest for greater caramelization and an inherent dark chocolate flavor. The bittersweet chocolate and depth of body can stand up to the addition of milk and sugar and work well in espresso-based cocktails. The minimal acidity present in these coffees makes them preferable for an evening after-dinner espresso!
How often do coffees change?
Every month! Enjoy trying something new with each delivery. Please note, you may receive the same coffee twice depending on how frequently you choose to receive orders.
What size is the bag?
Bags will range in size from 8oz to 12oz, depending on the coffee offered that month.