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Congo Virunga Kasundi washed Arabica coffee. Flavor notes: honey, black currants, spices.
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Coffee from Congo - Virunga Kasundi
Coffee in the Congo is an excellent example of the positive effects of concentrating efforts on specialty coffee cultivation. In the very crucible of the African conflict, an amazing project for the cultivation of speciality coffee has emerged. A project that uses the potential of the Congolese border areas of the Virunga National Park for the cultivation of high quality arabica coffee in harmony with nature.
Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa. Founded by the King of the Belgians and originally named Albert Park in his honour, it was established in 1925. After the independence of Congo in 1979, the park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List. Virunga is one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. It is home to the largest number of mammal, bird and reptile species than any other protected place on earth. The park abounds with breathtaking views. The park is also a famous reserve for gorillas, which are one of the symbols of Virunga. Within the park there is an active volcano (Nyiragonga), Mt. Rwenzori (5,109 m). The work of the park rangers is brilliantly shown in the film; award-winning, including an Oscar nomination, entitled "Virunga" available on Netflix.
The project, which joins the forces of the Virunga National Park and Farm Africa, is just over 10 years old, a period sufficient for the Congo Virunga Kasundi coffees to rapidly gain a worldwide reputation. The slopes of Mount Rwenzori, the highlands northwest of Lake Edward are the growing fields for some of the world's finest arabica coffees. Coffee grows in a temperate climate; full of abundant rainfall and plenty of sunshine. The volcanic soil of Mount Rwenzori, full of nutritious minerals, provides the coffee bushes with the full range of nutrients necessary for vegetation. Cultivated at over 2,000 meters above sea level, you are guaranteed to encounter a taste of fine African coffee. Congo Virunga Kasundi coffee comes from the small plots of 359 individual farmers, the total crop covers 168.86 hectares and is located between 6 volcanic peaks. The fields are planted with 100% Arabica Bourbon coffee and are located at altitudes ranging from 2,017 to 2,039 meters above sea level. The coffee is UTZ certified organic coffee. After being harvested from the bushes, the coffees were subjected to a fully washed process to remove the top part of the berry and then the coffee was sun dried.
The coffee has notes of sweet honey, black currants, and spices. The coffee is particularly suitable for espresso.
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- fully washed
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- from 2,000 to 2,500 m.a.s.l.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is fresh-roasted coffee?
A coffee is considered freshly roasted when a minimum of 24 hours from the roasting date has elapsed but no more than 14 days. Coffee after roasting needs 24 hours to rest-decompress, after 14 days from the date of roasting there is a loss of nearly 20% of aroma intensity as well as flavor.
Taste notes what is it?
It is the natural taste of coffee, obtained only by roasting coffee without any artificial additives or preservatives. The richness of coffee is precisely in the variety of coffee flavors coming from different regions of the world.
Which coffee roasting to choose?
If you prepare coffee with alternative methods (AeroPress, Drip, dripper, V60, Chemex...) be sure to try coffee in light roast.
If you are preparing coffee in a pressurized, pour-over or coffee maker, try coffee in medium roast; it is the most versatile coffee roast.
If you are preparing coffee in a pot, try a dark roast.
Coffee roasted light contains more caffeine than coffee roasted medium or dark. There are usually more noticeable notes of citrus, flowers.
If you're just getting started with fresh-roasted coffees or this particular coffee, it's best to try it in a medium roast for the first time. The medium roast is the most balanced roast between citrus acidity and pronounced chocolate, cocoa.
Dark roast, often associated with Italian roasting, is the exposure of cocoa, dark chocolate notes in coffee; less noticeable are fruit, floral notes. Dark-roasted coffee contains the least caffeine of all 3 roasts.
Which coffee roast has the most caffeine?
The amount of caffeine in coffee depends not only on the roasting method, but also on the type of coffee and how it is prepared. However, it is generally believed that light-roasted coffee contains slightly more caffeine than dark-roasted coffee.
Light-roasted coffee retains most of the natural flavors and aromas of the coffee bean, but has more oils and phenolic compounds, which are removed during further roasting. Therefore, in light-roasted coffee, caffeine remains in greater amounts.
What is dark coffee roasting?
Dark roasting is the process of roasting coffee beans, which leads to a very dark color and intense flavor. Coffee beans are roasted for a longer time and at a higher temperature than in light or medium roasting.
During dark roasting, the sugars in the coffee beans are caramelized and the acidity of the beans is almost completely removed. As a result, dark roast coffee has an intense, bitter flavor with notes of chocolate, caramel and nuts.
Dark roast coffee is popular in some regions, such as Italy, where dark roast espresso is often preferred. However, due to its intense taste and lack of subtle flavors, it is not the preferred roasting method for some coffee lovers.
What is a medium coffee roast?
Medium roasting (American, City Roast Medium, Regular Roast, City Roast, Breakfast Roast)is a coffee bean roasting process that lies between light and dark roasting. During medium roasting, the beans are roasted for about 10-15 minutes at a moderate temperature.
During this process, the sugars in the coffee beans begin to caramelize, which gives the coffee a sweet taste, and the acidity of the beans is gently reduced. The beans gain more complex aromas, including nutty, floral and fruity notes.
Medium roast coffee is the most commonly preferred coffee roast by coffee lovers, as it preserves the subtle flavors of the beans while adding some sweetness and fullness of flavor. Medium-roast coffee is also popular in many cafes and restaurants because it has a balanced flavor and aroma that is enjoyed by a wide range of consumers.
What is a light coffee roast?
Light roasting (Cinnamon, New England, Light Roast, Light City, Half City) is a process of roasting coffee beans that leads to a light color and delicate flavor. During light roasting, the beans are subjected to a short roasting process (about 5-7 minutes) at a relatively low temperature. During this process, the sugars in the coffee beans begin to caramelize, but not as intensely as in dark roasting. Coffee from light roasting has a pronounced acidity and delicate, fruity and floral aromas. Light roast coffees are often preferred by coffee lovers who appreciate subtle, complex flavors and aromas. Such coffees are especially popular in Scandinavian countries, where light-roasted coffee is treated like a luxury product and is drunk in smaller quantities, but with better quality. However, due to its sour taste and mildness, light-roasted coffee is not liked by all coffee lovers. Light roast coffee is popular among lovers of alternative coffee preparation.
How much coffee to buy in a coffee roaster's store?
The amount of coffee you should buy from a coffee roaster depends on your personal preferences and needs.
If you drink coffee every day and like freshly roasted coffee, it's a good idea to buy enough to stock up for 2 weeks. It is recommended that you buy enough to avoid losing freshness.
One way to determine the right amount of coffee to buy is to calculate the average amount of coffee consumed per day or per week. Based on this information, you can determine how much coffee beans you need to buy from a roaster to stock up for the right amount of time.
If you are using a pressurized coffee maker with a grinder to prepare your coffee, it is a good idea to buy such a package of coffee (75g.,250g.,500g.,1,000g.) so that you can pour all the coffee into the bean container.
It is also worth considering your taste preferences and choosing the coffee that best suits your tastes. The Sochaccy.co store offers 75g coffee samples for purchase, allowing you to try different flavors and choose your favorite type.
Ultimately, the amount of coffee you should buy from the roaster depends on your individual preferences and needs, but it's worth buying enough to avoid constantly going to the store for fresh coffee.
Which coffee is better to buy - bean or ground?
The decision between bean and ground coffee depends on several factors.
First, bean coffee usually has a longer shelf life than ground coffee because the coffee beans retain their freshness and aroma longer. Therefore, if you want to enjoy the freshest coffee, it is best to buy coffee beans and grind them just before brewing.
Secondly, ground coffee is more convenient and faster to prepare because it does not require grinding before brewing. Therefore, if you don't have time to grind coffee before each brewing, ground coffee may be more suitable for you.
Third, ground coffee offers more control over the brewing process and allows you to adjust the grind thickness to suit your taste preferences. With ground coffee, the grind thickness has already been determined, which can affect the taste of the coffee.
In conclusion, the decision between bean and ground coffee depends on your individual preferences and needs. If you want freshness and control over the brewing process, it's better to choose bean coffee and grind it just before brewing. However, if you are looking for convenience and speed, ground coffee may be more suitable for you.
How to store coffee beans?
Store in a cool, dark and dry place, vacuum sealed if possible. Oils in roasted coffee degrade when exposed to air (oxidation) and heat. As with other foods, moisture accelerates the deterioration of coffee. Store coffee in fully sealed, insulated, opaque containers. If you have the option, vacuum pump the air out of the container for maximum storage stability. Following these tips should help keep your beans fresh and flavorful for as long as possible.