Congo North Kivu
This is one of our customers favourites!! Coming from the conflict ridden yet stunningly beautiful region of Kirumba, North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this coffee strikes a balance between giving you those dark roast notes that we all love with added benefit of a full body and smooth aftertaste.
This is a fully washed, certified Organic Kivu coffee from DR Congo. This coffee comes from one of the Hutwe washing stations located in Kirumba, in North Kivu, near the Virunga National Park. The Virunga Washing Stations focus on providing training to coffee farmers and access to the international coffee market. Virunga has several agronomists working with coffee producers at the foot of the Nyiragongo volcano. Coffee travels to the one of the Virunga washing stations where where it is milled and then trucked to the port of Mombasa, a 2 to 4 day journey across two countries, Uganda and Kenya.The Congo coffee industry used to be much more prominent. But, due to civil war (1998-2003) and continued political instability, the industry all but disappeared. Cooperatives are starting to establish and grow to revitalize the industry and bring back a well-needed source of income to Congolese of North and South Kivu.
This coffee completely blew me away the first time it came out of the roaster - Pure chocolate brownie aroma! The coffee itself is a beautiful cup, medium acidity, chocolate, cherry and a faint cola taste.
Country: D.R. Congo
Region: North Kivu
Farms: Hutwe Washing Station
Varietals: 100% Bourbon
Elevation: 1500 - 2000 M
Process: Washed/ Sun-dried
Recommended Use: Drip, Pour-over or French Press