Cherry, Grape, Orange, Raisin
Near to Kamembe, South West Rwanda
Rwanda – Liza, Natural Process Coffee
The Liza washing station produces outstanding quality coffee. The farm has about 6000 trees and processes this along with coffee from several hundred local small hold farmers within the community. The owners are dedicated and committed to training local farmers and focuses on very careful hand sorting at the washing station.
Coffee is hand harvested by small hold farmer members and then sorted carefully to remove defects before it is laid to dry on raised tables. These raised tables ensure even drying of the coffee to avoid mould growth. The layer of coffee is usually no more than 1 inch thick and is moved regularly to make sure that the coffee dries evenly. During the early stage of drying the coffee can be hand sorted to ensure defects are removed.We are very happy with the results this year and this coffee is well rounded and juicy with a thick, syrupy body. We get notes of red grape, cherry and raisin. There is still a nice bright juicy orange note that is very typical in Rwandan coffees.
I'm working my way through this roasters offerings. For me the Liza Natural is the best one yet, actually I think it may be one of the best coffee's I've ever had. The Rwanda Bwishaza is great, but the Liza is something special.
I adore all that comes out of their roaster !
This is my staple purchase. Can’t go wrong with this well rounded coffee.
I haven’t tasted coffee like this before. V different, fruityish. Loved it.