Named for the album by Rob Mazurek, and just like Rob’s unique and experimental music, this coffee stands out as an extra-special exploration of cosmic coffee wonderland!
|Origin: Rwanda||Tasting Notes: Lime, pomegranate, plum, and purple florals|
|Region: Nyamasheke||Process: Washed|
|Farm/Mill: Kanzu Washing Station||Variety: Typica|
|Farmer: Multiple smallholders||Altitude: 1,800-2,100 masl|
|Name Inspiration: Rob Mazurek||Roast Profile: Light|
The Kanzu washing station in Rwanda stands out as a shining example of excellent coffee processing. Smallholder farmers from around the Nyamasheke region deliver their fresh coffee cherries to Kanzu to be processed. Since 2012, Kanzu has been managed by the acclaimed coffee company Dorman’s, famed for their work in coffee processing in Kenya. The improvements implemented by Dorman’s at Kanzu - better quality control practices and new processing equipment - help the work of the local farmers shine through in the cup.
“Dimensional Stardust” is named after the album by our friend Rob Mazurek, and just like Rob’s unique and experimental music, this coffee stands out as an extra-special exploration of cosmic coffee wonderland. It leaps out of the cup with vibrant citrus-laced acidity, followed by perfectly ripe red plum, pomegranate and a dazzling array of purple florals. The finish is clean and smooth, with subtle notes of honey and cream. The perfect coffee for those morning mental explorations we hold so dear, brew yourself a cup, take a few sips, and let your mind wander into Dimensional Stardust!
And now a little bit about Rob and his career-defining album. The first single starts with a question: "Who Am I?" A distorted radio-style transmission of Exploding Star Orchestra vocalist Damon Locks (aka the leader of Chicago's Black Monument Ensemble) as the song drops in on a Morton Feldman-esque sci-fi soundscape. The sparse playing by guitarist Jeff Parker, vibraphonist Joel Ross, and flutist Nicole Mitchell sets the stage, just before then the full rhythm section bursts in on a hypnotic Tropicalian groove – befitting of the track title with its rotary undulations. From there, the album takes flight into new realms that push boundaries and create space for free form improvisation that we simply adore. The title track drops in at number 7, and finishes strong with three additional tracks that continue to set the tone and expand on the previous track. A beautiful thread and narrative of improvisational music that we for one can’t get enough of.