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Organic Congo Kivu - Roasted Coffee

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Organic Congo Kivu

Roasted Coffee


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Fair Trade Certified OU Kosher Certified USDA Organic Certified


Our Organic Congo Umoja from the Southern Kivu province is distinctly zesty and vibrant. As a light roast, this coffee is both sweet and herbaceous with a syrupy body and a blood orange zest finish. The full-bodied flavor of Congo Kivu coffee fills the palate and is sure to be a favorite for any light roast coffee lover.

The coffee community in Tsheya has greatly improved their economic status with the installation of the Tsheya washing station. The station provides local farmers with seedlings and agricultural training to encourage coffee growing. The USDA Organic certification also ensures that farmers are following the highest standards in terms of traceability and ecology.

Organic Congo Kivu - Roasted Coffee

Roast Level

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light dark

Light roasting highlights a coffee’s more delicate flavors, such as fruit and flowers. These coffee beans have very little to no oil on them.

Organic Congo Kivu - Roasted Coffee

Roast Body

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Mild Body

Often described as tea-like and smooth, mild-bodied coffees tend to be light and bright on the palate.

Cupping Notes

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Blood Orange




A coffee’s process describes how the seed (aka the coffee bean) is separated from the coffee cherry. Popular methods include washed, dry, and honey, but there are many other processes that put special emphasis on different aspects of these methods.

The washing process

Washing Process

Fully washed
The drying process

Drying Process

Dried on raised beds
The varietal type

Coffee Varietal



Harvest and export times are based off when a particular coffee will be at its peak quality. Cherries picked at the start of the harvest season tend to be underdeveloped, and those picked at the end are often overdeveloped, so producers aim for that sweet spot in the middle.


Sept - Dec


Nov - Feb
A Congolese farmer holding up an unplanted coffee plant.


Kivu’s proximity to the equator is perfect for coffee growing, as its temperatures and average precipitation nurture the Congo’s verdant landscape. Compound that with the presence of fertile, volcanic soil and high elevations, and you’ve got perhaps the greatest conditions a coffee could ask for. Congolese coffees, ...

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