Congo Katanda, Espresso & Filter Roast

9,9029,90 incl. VAT

DR CONGO KATANDA COOPERATIVE
Single Origin Premium Coffee

Flavor notes: orange and apricot, caramelized brown sugar and star anise with a nice honey sweetness
Dark chocolate finish

Country: DR Congo
North Kivu, Isale
Altitude: 1870 m
Variety: Bourbon, Ruiru 11
Processing: fully washed

Congolese coffees are one of the most underestimated coffees in the world! The coffees in this region have a huge potential and a very specific flavor profile.

We are very proud to have coffee from Congo on offer for the first time and we were really positively surprised about the great cup profile and quality of the beans.
With buying this coffee, you show acknowledgment to the farmers that invest in higher qualities being able to increase the volume of top quality coffee and being appreciated of their hard work and efforts. We can tell you that buying coffee in this region truly makes a big difference to the people.

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CONGO KATANDA

This coffee is coming from a beautiful area with perfect climate conditions for growing coffee in the northern part of Congo called Kivu. Katanda is the name of a cooperative where 34 farmers from the area are bringing their harvests for further processing. We can tell you that buying coffee in this region truly makes a big difference to the people as coffee is one of their main incomes. Most of the farmers have a very small production.

In former years there was hardly no specialty coffee, the farmers produced some high quality coffees but then everything was blended with the rest due to the lack of buyers who were willing to pay higher prices
Now there are micro washing stations situated on high altitude with the potential of producing great coffee. Most of them recently started or got recently united in a cooperative.

Our partners from Cup A Lot that were in the region several times already and discovered this great coffee for us are supporting the local community in education and means of production.

Until recently almost all coffee out of this region was illegally crossing the border and sold as Ugandan coffee. The main reasons for this were the insecure situation in the Kivu – Ituri region and the very high taxes the Congolese government is raising on green coffee compared to much lower taxes in Uganda. This together with the low prices they receive didn’t leave them any choice but selling to local buyers in Uganda. Now it’s slowly changing and good quality is awarded with higher income.

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Weight N/A
size

1kg, 250g

whole beans?

0 – whole beans, 1 – grounded for espresso, 3 – grounded for bialetti, 4 – grounded for aeropress, 5 – grounded for v60 / kalita, 6 – grounded for chemex, 7 – grounded for french press, 9 – grounded for cold brew / karlsbader

roast

roasted for espresso, roasted for filter



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