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Coffees of the world straight from the roaster
Coffee Congo Kivu gr.3 washed, arabica. Flavor notes citrus, spice, fruit, cocoa.
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Discover the fascinating world of coffee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the second largest country in Africa and the largest in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Congo is known for its rich history and culture, and one of its most famous representatives is Patrice Lumumba, the first premier of independent Congo, who fought for the sovereignty and unity of the country. In the Congo, it is worth visiting the Boyoma Falls, the largest waterfall on the Congo River and one of the country's most important tourist destinations. The coffee culture in the Congo is based on social tradition and grain quality, and the residents particularly value Arabica, which is important to them both culturally and socially.
It was once little known that Yemen's Bourbon variety, called La Réunion, is grown in the Congo. The coffee plantations are mainly located on the plateau around Lake Kivu, where thousands of small agricultural households have access to ideal growing conditions.
Lake Kivu, one of the great lakes of Africa, is a key coffee-growing region in the Congo. The altitude at which coffee is grown is about 1500 m above sea level. Coffees from this region are characterized by a mild, slightly citrusy-spicy flavor with hints of fruit and cocoa. The coffee beans are washed and sun-dried, which affects their unique flavor.
At the heart of the Congo, on the island of Ile Idjwi in Lake Kivu, is a place where coffee is grown with love and care. Coffee from this region comes from farms of farmers affiliated with cooperatives, which not only care for the coffee purchasing and processing process, but also for the education of farmers and the constant improvement of coffee quality. Coffee from Ile Idjwi is the Yemen Bourbon variety, called La Réunion here, which is grown at an altitude of about 1,500 m above sea level. The coffee beans are hand-picked and then subjected to a washing and sun-drying process, which further affects their unique flavor.
Taste notes of offered coffee
Freshly roasted Congo Kivu coffee is characterized by a mild, slightly citrusy-spicy flavor with hints of fruit and cocoa. It is similar to Kenyan coffee, but its mildness and balance make it an excellent alternative for those looking for a more subtle flavor. If you're starting your coffee adventure straight from the roastery, we recommend a medium roast level, which provides the best balance between acidity and sweetness.
What to consider when ordering coffee?
When ordering coffee, it is important to pay attention to the amount of coffee - it is best to order enough coffee for a maximum of 2 weeks and in packages that allow you to pour the entire contents into the coffee bean container or into the container where you store coffee. As for the roasting level, for those starting their coffee adventure with freshly roasted coffee, we recommend medium roasting. When it comes to grinding, it is best to grind the coffee just before preparation, but if you do not have a grinder, choose from the icons your preparation method.
Advantages of buying coffee from the Sochaccy.Co coffee roastery online store
Buying coffee in our coffee shop guarantees a wide selection of coffee, different roasting levels, grinding to order for 7 coffee preparation methods, and artisan roasting. Roasting coffee to order and fast shipping ensures that you receive coffee of the highest quality, preserving its freshness. In addition, our roastery focuses on sustainable and fair trade, supporting farmers and caring for the environment. By buying coffee in our store, you also contribute to the development of local communities and improving living conditions in coffee-growing countries.
How to prepare the perfect Congo Kivu coffee?
The preparation of a perfect cup of Congo Kivu coffee depends on the chosen brewing method. Here are some tips that will help you get the best taste of coffee:
- Carefully measure the proportions - we recommend using 60 g of coffee per 1 liter of water. For smaller amounts, use a ratio of 6 g of coffee per 100 ml of water.
- Use freshly boiled water at a temperature of 90-95°C. Avoid boiling water directly before pouring it over the coffee to avoid burning the coffee.
- If you use a pour-over or drip method, pour the water slowly, evenly moistening the coffee. After pouring the first portion of water, wait 30-45 seconds for the coffee to soak up the water, and then continue the brewing process.
- For pressure espresso machines, we recommend using finely ground coffee that is tightly packed in the coffee container. This results in an extraction time of 25 to 30 seconds.
- For alternative methods such as AeroPress or Chemex, experiment with coffee grind and brewing time to get the best flavor.
It is worth remembering that Congo Kivu coffee also tastes great cold, served as a cold brew. In this case, we recommend using coarsely ground coffee that will be brewed for about 12-24 hours at room temperature. Then the coffee should be filtered through a paper or cloth filter to remove the sediment. The obtained brew can be served with ice, with milk or flavor syrups added.
Congo Kivu coffee is an exceptional choice for coffee lovers who appreciate a subtle, balanced blend of flavors. In our roastery, we take care of the highest quality beans that are carefully selected and roasted to preserve the unique characteristics of this coffee. Ethical and sustainable trade practices make every cup of Congo Kivu coffee contribute to improving the living conditions of farmers and local communities. Get ready for a real feast for the palate by discovering the wealth of flavors and aromas of this extraordinary coffee variety.
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- Region of origin of the coffee
- Ile Idjwi
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- The leading coffee variety
- La Reunion
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- from 1,000 to 1,500 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.