We are tasting notes of Red Apple, Stone Fruit and Savory in this Organic-Washed processed coffee from Congo!
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Medium Grind from fresh Whole Beans
1 Part Coffee to 16 Parts Filtered Water at 195-205° F
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About Congo Gorilla
Region North Kivu, Congo
Variety Heirloom Varietals, Blue Mountain, Rumangabo
Elevation 1,900-2,100 masl
notes of Red Apple, Stone Fruit, Savory
Importer Genuine Origin
About this coffee
A Coffee Tale from DR Congo In the midst of adversity in North Kivu, coffee shines bright. For farmers, it's not just a plant – it’s hope. They rely on it to put dinner on the table, unite the community, and make future plans.
Meet the Kawa Kanzururu Coop: A dynamic group with 24 mini-mills set against the backdrop of the breathtaking Rwenzori Mountains. Their goal? Pool their resources and get their coffee to global consumers, even if it means trekking all the way to the Port of Mombasa in Kenya!
Now, this isn't just any land. It's nestled beside the historic Virunga National Park, which sprawls between the stunning Edward and Albert lakes. With its rich volcanic soil, high altitude, and perfect rain, it's a coffee bean's paradise! And it's not just coffee; cocoa, palm oil, and even chia seeds are making a home here.
Speaking of Virunga – it's not only Africa’s oldest national park but a sanctuary for our beloved mountain gorillas and a plethora of other wildlife, from elephants and lions to a rainbow of bird species. Yet, this gem is at risk, primarily from the turmoil in the region.
But here's the silver lining: Coffee farming, together with the tireless efforts of organizations like Farm Africa, Virunga National Park, and the local community, is sowing the seeds of peace. The park is even powering up, literally! With initiatives like hydroelectric projects, they're lighting homes and offering jobs. Plus, they’re boosting farming to ensure the park and people benefit symbiotically. The ultimate goal? Make the park a beacon of prosperity, not just a sanctuary. So the next time you sip some Congolese coffee, remember – it’s a cup full of stories, hopes, and dreams!
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$52.50/Cambro (2.5 gallons serves 30-40) $21.50/ Coffee-to-Go (1 gallon serves 10-15) *For orders less than 24 hours in advance, please order by phone. Earliest pickup time for orders is 30 mins after our shops open*