For our part at the moment, we want to occasionally purchase Congolese coffee beans. We don't see it a lot and it can be hard to get a hold of when it's available. When you see it available, we suggest you pick it up as it is a rare offering...It's hard to get a consistent bean during times of national crisis and God knows Congo has been facing brutality for far too long. We are friends with many who come from the Democratic Republic; some by choice and others as refugees. Prayers and support for those affected by the region's current upheaval are critical.
Current Offering: Kawa Kabuya Cooperative - Top Lot
Kawa Kabuya and the other affiliated cooperatives are a product of relationships between local farmers and international NGO’s who’s main goal is to improve farmer livelihood. As such, this coffee goes to support the economic livelihood of many in the region.
Roasting Level: Medium-Dark.
A very cool unique cup of coffee – a little fuller bodied and very smooth. A little brightness to it but nothing like its more acidic African cousins – the cup puts forth a real nice caramel, smokey sweet tone with maybe just a little hint of light fruit in the acidity. Very clean cup even at the light roast points – we have never actually seen a Congo coffee this clean before – seems the Congo is finally turning its coffee into a premium offering.