Discover the unique taste of Congo Kivu, a captivating world of coffee from Congo, the second largest country in Africa and the largest in sub-Saharan Africa. Congo is renowned for its rich history and culture, with one of its most notable figures being Patrice Lumumba, the first Prime Minister of independent Congo, who fought for sovereignty and unity of the country. In Congo, it's worth visiting the Boyoma Waterfall, the largest waterfall on the Congo river and one of the major tourist spots in the country. The coffee culture in Congo is based on social tradition and bean quality, with residents particularly valuing arabica, which holds cultural and social importance for them.
In Congo, the Yemeni variant of Bourbon called La Réunion is cultivated. Coffee plantations are primarily located on the plateau around Lake Kivu, where thousands of small farming households have access to ideal cultivation conditions.
Unique Region of Congo
Lake Kivu, one of the great lakes of Africa, is a key coffee cultivation region in Congo. The altitude at which coffee is grown is about 1500 meters above sea level. Coffees from this region are known for their mild, slightly citrus-spicy taste with hints of fruits and cocoa. The coffee beans are washed and sun-dried, contributing to their unique taste.
Unique Taste of Congo Kivu Plantations on the Island
In the heart of Congo, on Ile Idjwi Island in Lake Kivu, lies a place where coffee is cultivated with love and care. The coffee from this region comes from farmers grouped in cooperatives, which not only take care of the coffee purchasing and processing process, but also focus on farmer education and continuous coffee quality improvement. The coffee from Ile Idjwi Island is arabica, Yemeni variant of Bourbon called La Réunion here, cultivated at an altitude of about 1,500 meters above sea level. Coffee beans are handpicked and then subjected to a washing and sun-drying process, which further enhances their unique taste.
Taste Notes of Coffee
Freshly roasted Congo Kivu coffee is characterized by a mild, slightly citrus-spicy taste with hints of fruits and cocoa. It's similar to Kenyan coffee, yet its gentleness and balance make it an excellent alternative for those seeking a coffee with a subtler taste. If you are starting your adventure with coffee straight from the roastery, we recommend a medium roast level, which ensures the best balance between acidity and sweetness.
What to Consider When Ordering Coffee?
When ordering coffee, it's worth paying attention to the quantity - it's best to order coffee for a maximum of 2 weeks and in packaging that allows you to pour the entire content into the container in your bean-to-cup coffee machine or into the container where you store coffee. As for the roasting level, for those starting their adventure with freshly roasted coffee, we recommend a medium roast. When it comes to grinding, it's best to grind coffee right before preparation, but if you don't have a grinder, choose your preparation method from the icons.
Benefits of Buying Coffee from the Online Store of Sochaccy.Co Coffee Roastery
Purchasing coffee from our coffee shop guarantees a wide selection of coffee, different roasting levels, grinding on demand for up to 7 coffee preparation methods, and artisan roasting. Roasting coffee for specific orders and rapid shipping ensure that you receive the highest quality coffee while maintaining its freshness. Moreover, our roastery focuses on sustainable and fair trade, supporting farmers and caring for the environment. By buying coffee in our shop, you also contribute to the development of local communities and improving living conditions in coffee-growing countries.
How to Brew the Perfect Congo Kivu Coffee?
The unique taste of Congo Kivu depends on the chosen brewing method. Here are some tips to 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 quantities, 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 right before pouring it over the coffee to prevent burning the coffee.
- If you use a drip coffee maker 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, then continue the brewing process.
- For espresso machines, we recommend using finely ground coffee, tightly packed in the coffee container. This will make the extraction time between 25 to 30 seconds.
- For alternative methods like AeroPress or Chemex, experiment with the coffee grinding and brewing time to achieve the best taste.
It's worth noting that Congo Kivu coffee also tastes excellent cold, served as cold brew. In this case, we recommend using coarsely ground coffee, which will be brewed for about 12-24 hours at room temperature. Then the coffee should be filtered through a paper or fabric filter to get rid of the sediment. The obtained brew can be served with ice, with added milk or flavor syrups.
Summary of unique taste of Congo Kivu
Congo Kivu coffee is a unique choice for coffee lovers who appreciate a subtle, balanced blend of flavors. In our roastery, we care for the highest quality of beans, which are carefully selected and roasted to preserve the unique features of this coffee. Ethical and sustainable trading practices mean that every cup of Congo Kivu coffee contributes to improving the living conditions of farmers and local communities. Prepare for a true feast for the palate, discovering the richness of flavors and aromas of this extraordinary coffee type.
Why Choose Freshly Roasted Congo Kivu Ile Idjwi from Sochaccy.Co?
Choosing freshly roasted Congo Kivu Ile Idjwi from the Artisan Coffee Roastery Sochaccy, you open doors to a world of unique tastes and aromas. Here are the benefits awaiting you as a customer:
1. Roasting coffee on order for a unique Congo Kivu taste
Each portion of coffee is roasted especially for you, right after placing the order. This ensures that the coffee you receive is always fresh and full of flavor.
2. More caffeine in freshly roasted coffee
Freshly roasted coffee contains more caffeine than old, stale coffee. Each cup provides a natural energy boost to successfully get through the day.
3. Free delivery
Added value in the form of free delivery, even for smaller orders. It's our way of appreciating your purchases.
4. Roasting coffee on the day of shipment
Coffee is roasted exactly on the day of shipment, ensuring its freshness as well as intense aroma and flavor.
5. Intense aroma and flavor
Congo Kivu Ile Idwji coffee surprises with its intense aroma and rich taste, allowing you to immerse in the wealth of coffee sensations.
6. Option to order ground coffee
We offer the option of ordering ground coffee, prepared especially for brewing according to one of 7 methods. Thus, every coffee lover will find something for themselves.
7. Three levels of coffee roasting to choose from
Three levels of coffee roasting are available, allowing you to adjust the coffee taste to your individual preferences.
8. Coffee roastery experience
Sochaccy.Co is a good coffee roastery with a tradition dating back to 2014, guaranteeing the highest quality of offered coffee.
9. Family business
As a family business, we proudly uphold the tradition of coffee roasting, ensuring the highest quality in every bean.
10. Coffees available only online
Our coffees are available exclusively online, ensuring their freshness and excellent quality. The Sochaccy.Co coffee shop is a place where every coffee lover will find something unique for themselves.
11. Only natural coffees
At Sochaccy.Co, only natural coffees are offered, processed naturally without any additives, ensuring an authentic, unspoiled taste.
We encourage you to take advantage of the offer of the Sochaccy.Co coffee shop, where every cup of coffee is a unique taste experience, delivered straight from the heart of our artisan coffee roastery.