Roast Body:
Mild Body
Roast Level:
Light Roast

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    Cupping Notes: Tart Apple, Cherry, Chocolate, Spice Cake

    Congo Kivu coffee is grown in the mile-high tropical plateau around Lake Kivu. This medium-light roast is bright with a full body that fills the palate.

    Fine Ground: At a fine grind, coffee should be soft to the touch – slightly finer than granulated sugar.

    Espresso: Great espresso requires skill, patience and quality equipment. Without these things, and a proper grind, espresso can be thin and weak or over extracted and clog in the portafilter. The perfect grind is essential to reaching espresso nirvana; an intensely rich and creamy extraction with thick crema and well rounded flavor.
    Grind: Fine/Very Fine

    Aeropress: The Aeropress is a quick and efficient way to make flavorful, rich coffee with low acidity and bitterness. With specially designed micro-filter technology the Aeropress consistently provides some of the best coffee in just under 20 seconds.
    Grind: Fine/Medium

    Medium Ground: At a medium grind, coffee should be gritty like sand with no considerably large pieces.

    Auto Drip Pot: The Auto Drip style coffee maker is an efficient and hassle-free way to make a fresh pot. With the correct grind and water to coffee ratio, it IS possible to get a great cup of coffee using this method.
    Grind: Medium

    Chemex: The Chemex is an elegant brewing device that extracts only the purest, most flavorful coffee without any bitterness or sediment. Because of the incredible functionality and design, the Chemex, paired with Chemex Bonded Filters, create a pure coffee experience unlike any other.
    Grind: Medium/Coarse

    Coarse Ground: At a coarse grind, coffee is separated into large fragments similar to grained kosher salt.

    French Press: The French Press is a classic and easy way to prepare decadent and smooth coffee and can easily be converted to brew cold coffee. The coffee grounds and water are separated by a fine mesh plunger leaving only fresh brewed coffee after 5 short minutes.
    Grind: Coarse

    Toddy Cold Brew: The Toddy Cold Brew system is a simple and consistent way to extract a delicious and low-acid brew. Oils and fatty acids that would normally settle into hot coffee are eliminated leaving you with a perfectly balanced and smooth cup of iced coffee.
    Grind: Coarse

    Overall Customer Rating of 3 Reviews:
    Fruitland Crossroads, Florida

    Congo Kivu

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    Surprisingly good. In the past if it wasn't a dark roast it was not coffee. Surprise! A mild body, light roast, this one is really good. Very light bitter and a great after aroma all temperatures.


    Fantastic African Coffee

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    This was one of the first African coffees I tried and it has become one of my favorites. Mild yet full bodied and very smooth.


    Grassy as all getout!

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    I have to refer to my cupping notes from a year ago when I first purchased this variety.

    Freshly-ground beans are OK smelling, but, when they bloom in a pourover, smell distinctly of freshly-cut chives and grass. The smell carries its terpenes over to the cup, but then comes across as slightly garlic buttery. Not the best.


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