Nuances: Black currant, Caramel, Lemon Verbena
Provenence: Southern and Western Rwanda
Variety: Red Bourbon
Inzovu is a composed blend 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 and getting ready to export as orders for this sought after coffee come in.
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