Encore Roast

Congo Kivu Organic

The heirloom Bourbon variety, the rich soils of the Rift, and the resurgence of the Congo coffee sector combine in a bold, brightly sweet cup that rewards in every way.
$19.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Tart cherry, bright and zesty, deep notes of sugar browning
  • Flavor Category
    Fruity / Floral
  • Roast Level
    Dark
  • Origin
    Africa & Arabia
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Sku ID #CGK-M
About this coffee

Roast Level

Congo Kivu Organic
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Pour Over
  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Bold and brilliant like Kenya, but with a character of its own. Fragrant, with a signature flavor of cherry that is at once tart and sweet, it segues smoothly to deep, dessert-like tones of rich, unrefined sugar.

History

A celebrated origin in the past, Congo is climbing back into the quality ranks. While the volume of production has not reached pre-conflict levels, exceptional lots like this “Kivu 3” are no longer the complete rarity that they once were.

Worth Noting

We are big fans of the Congo flavor and supporters of efforts to restore the agricultural sector. Having sourced an amazing Congo to mark our 50th anniversary, we return with this exceptional coffee as a one-time roast.
Giving back

People & Planet

A collection that's dedicated to supporting communities and the environment where our coffees are grown, our People & Planet coffees highlight our decades of providing remarkable quality while caring for farmers and the land.

  • Direct Trade

    Coffees from farmers with whom we have true direct relationships, enabling us to survey the social, environmental, and economic conditions on farms.

  • Farmer Assistance

    A program that assists small farmers with the potential to grow specialty coffee, but who for a variety of reasons lack the skills or means to do so.

  • Certified Coffees

    Evaluating coffees against social, environmental, and economic standards is one way to highlight the care that farmers show in growing and processing coffee.

Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

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