Recommended Roast Level:
When we updated our packaging last year, we envisioned being able to elevate our coffee offerings by being able to run some small batch limited run stellar coffees. This Congo coffee is exactly what we were dreaming about. This coffee shines on a Chemex because it is bright and fruity. The aroma of Sweet cake comes off of the grounds are you grind the coffee. I almost want to leave it there and just take in the grounds because they are so amazing. However, then you'd cut your experience of this treasure short. As the coffee brews, you start to smell the almond soda notes. Then, you get the drink this coffee. That's going to be your treat of the week because it is a mixture of pure joy in a cup. Or as I might describe more clearly, it is the perfect blend of Cherry Fruit Tea, Vanilla Soda, and well..coffee. I'm drinking a Chemex of this as we speak and love it. Next up, pulling a shot with some nice oat milk. I cannot wait until morning! Make sure you keep this one on the light side. It isn't the easiest to roast, but when you nail it, you'll be amazed.
||City Plus (Light)
||Washed (Wet Process)
||Sweet Cake, Cherry Fruit Tea & Almonds and Vanilla Soda.
||Espresso, Drip, Pour-Over
||Small Specialty Farmers
Umoja Production / Farm:
Umoja coffee thrives to fruition in the Congolese forested highlands - elevation ranging from 1,480 - 2,000 meters. The cooperation with whom we work consists of 11,600 members, mostly small farmers, men and women for whom coffee is a vital and even sole source of income and stability.
This coffee supports 1,050 specialty farmers and 600 cooperative leaders. Their coffee business is enabling multiple stakeholders to help improve the living conditions of its members, providing schooling, housing, jobs, and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu, while promoting women's pygmy rights.