We’ve added Inzovu to our lineup of current coffees. Inzovu means “Elephant” in Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda where the coffee was grown. This coffee is a community blend of peaberry coffee—a natural mutation of the coffee bean inside the cherry. Normally coffee beans grow two to a fruit, but in about 5% of the world’s coffee, one bean is produced. These beans are smaller, rounder (hence “pea”berry), denser and stand out during processing much like seeing an elephant in the wild.
We sourced this coffee through local import partners, the Balzac Brothers, from the Rwanda Trading Company in the heart of East Africa. The RTC was established in 2009 as a vehicle for positive social impact, providing economic freedom and security for smallholder farmers by building resilient, transparent supply chains.
Inzovu is wet processed and sun-dried on raised tables for twenty days, resulting in a clean and balanced cup. We’ve put a medium roast on the peaberry to bring out its inherent sweetness. Cupping notes bring out fig, apricot, cantaloupe, and orange with a syrupy body.
We hope you enjoy this limited time offering!