Kahawa Ya Congo

R 120.00

Limited Availability

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EARTH’S AWAKENING

Reviving Origins is our long term program in which we partner with farmers to restore coffee regions. The rain-rich volcanic soils along the Kivu lakeshores of Eastern Congo are ideal Arabica terroir.

Years of continued conflict and political instability left many plantations abandoned and smallholder farmers tapping only a fraction of Congo's potential for speciality coffee. Nespresso's REVIVING ORIGINS program joins together with over 2800 Kivu farmers and partners to support coffee communities in raising Congo coffee–delivering the first organic coffee in our Reviving Origins range. REVIVING ORIGINS Congo is still a scarce treasure to behold. But each year, we'll bring you more of this smooth organic coffee, an alluring complex with its mild fruity note and toasted cereal and nutty aromas.

Try this coffee as Latte Macchiato to bring out sweet cereal and biscuit notes and enhance its balance.

Kahawa Ya Congo

Bitterness
3
3
Acidity
3
3
Body
4
4
Roasting
4
4
Intensity
7
7
Intensity
7
7
Cup Size
ristretto
espresso
lungo
milk
Aromatic Profile
Fruity & Biscuity
Origin
Congo has a long tradition of coffee, but political instability drove out most farmers and put a brake on Congolese coffee production. Today Congo only taps into its full potential, with production around 10 times smaller than neighbouring Uganda. Most of its production is Robusta (around80%), but fledging Arabica has great potential, as the shores of Lake Kivu offer an exceptional terroir for high-quality coffee. The volcanic soils provide nutrients like phosphorus and potassium, and their drainage and porosity facilitates the development of the Arabica plant. Kahawa Ya Congo comes as our first organic coffee under the Reviving Origins umbrella.

With the implementation of the AAA program and the Organic certification, we have developed a project for the implementation of climate-smart production such as nurseries, strengthening of organic practices & knowledge development, improving coffee quality and the local coffee businesses as a whole.
Roasting
Reviving Origins Congo is a 50/50 split roast. Both splits are dark and short, with the first split being slightly darker and longer to develop more intensity for this coffee. Both splits get a medium grind.
Aromatic Profile
A smooth organic coffee with toasted cereal notes, nutty aromas and mild fruitiness.