Congo Kivu 12 Oz.

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Roast Level: Medium 

Elevation: 1750 MASL

Process: Washed

Tasting Notes: Red Berries, Honeysuckle, & Mahogany 

Description: This washed processed, organically grown, Kivu Grade 3 coffee is prepared by one of several washing stations operated by Virunga Coffee in the Isale region of North-Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga Coffee is committed to the revitalization of the country’s coffee industry, providing coffee farmers with access to the international coffee markets and comprehensive training. This includes assistance from several agronomists focused on increasing both production and quality. We roasted this Congo Kivu to a medium profile and it produced a complex and tasty cup. On the front end, you pick up on notes of red berries, dried pineapple, and a hint of papaya. It quickly evolves into deep notes of mahogany woodiness, accompanied by subtle notes of honeysuckle and rose . The body is big and rich, with a creamy mouthfeel. On the back end, you pick up on rich notes of bittersweet milk chocolate, which melds perfectly with the mahogany notes that linger on the palate. The mellow acidity and slight earthiness rounds this coffee out, and it's ghost hangs around to the very end.  

Shelf Life: An unopened bag will remain tasty for five months due to our processes and packaging. We remove most of the oxygen from each bag during our packaging process and replace it with food-grade nitrogen to lovingly cradle these precious beans for a long time. We use the highest quality bags with one-way valves to retain the low-oxygen environment we create and allow our coffee to off-gas naturally.

Covid Notes: To keep everyone safe during this challenging time, you can choose to receive this via mail, in-store pick up, or curbside pick up.

Curbside Pick Up: To take advantage of curbside pick up, place your order online and choose in-store pick up. Once you’ve received notice your order is ready for pick up, head down to Local Roasters during business hours and call Local Roasters at (316)-239-6016 when you arrive. We’ll be happy to bring your purchase out to your vehicle.