Congo Kivu 1KG
Cowpresso Coffee Roasters Singapore
Region: Congo, North Kivu, South Kivu ,Ituri
Variety: Bourbon, Jackson Bourbon
Elevation: 1,500m - 2,000m
Roast profile: Medium Roast
Flavour notes: BlackForest Cake, Berries, Raisins, Chocolate, Citrusy, Plums
As a Pour over, fancy dark fruits and BlackForest cakes? You're ina for a treat then! Blackberry & Blueberry aroma are the first notes you will be hit by followed alog with sweet raisins & juicy plums.
As an Espresso, this shot is really something. The rich overlay of chocolate and citrus smokes off the fruity chocolatey crema as the whole experience reminds you of a jolly good Malty Orange Chocolate Bar.
Coffee production has been, like every facet of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo, subject to the forces of decades of civil conflict. Lacking both infrastructure (roads, vehicles, clean water, reliable electricity) and security for private investments, most production has reverted from larger-scale, capital-intensive plantations–which were prevalent during the colonial period–to small-holder farms of 100 trees or fewer. These smallholder farmers have sustained the industry along the eastern edge of the country, which has all the resources necessary to produce great coffee: high elevation, good rainfall, and an excellent varietal.
Largely because of punative export taxes on agricultural exports, until recently a significant amount of Congolese coffee made its way over the porous borders to neighboring Uganda and Rwanda, where it was re-bagged and sold without the Congo name.
Moisture content of Green Coffee: 10.9%