RWANDA - INZOVU PEABERRY | Washed
Rwanda Trading Company (RTC)
Southern and Western Rwanda
|Cup profile:||Pink grapefruit, caramel, milk chocolate, bold chewy body with long toffee apple aftertaste|
The Inzovu blend is the trademark blend that made our sister company in Rwanda RTC (Rwanda Trading Company) renowned world-wide in the past decade, Inzovu is a composed with a mixture of coffees from the Western and southern areas of Rwanda generally grown on mid-high altitude of the many hills that compose the landscape in the country.
It epitomise the characteristic flavour profile that is truly unique to this terroir, after receiving the coffee as parchment from many washing station the guys at RTC are meticulously cupping the lots and select the ones that are going to be part of the signature Inzovu and compose the lot as the season progress.
Once the season is finished and is time for milling the coffee is sorted and all the Peaberrys are kept separate due to their smaller screen size and they are going to compose a separate lot that maintain the flavour profile of the original lot and often it happen to have a more distinctive acidity and bigger and bolder mouthfeel in the cup, like in this case.
Rwanda is blessed with ideal coffee growing conditions that include high altitude, regular rainfall, volcanic soils with good organic structure and an abundance of Bourbon.
The vast majority of Rwandan coffee is produced by smallholders of which there are thought to be around half a million with parcels of land often not much larger than just one hectare per family.
Coffee is grown in most parts of the country, with particularly large concentrations along Lake Kivu and in the southern province.
Rwandan smallholders organise themselves into cooperatives and share the services of centralised wet-mills – or washing stations as they are known locally. Flowering takes place between September and October and the harvest runs from March to July, with shipments starting in August through December