D.R. Congo Kivu 3 Tufaidike '19

Balanced, molasses, green apple, lime, dark sugar, plum
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Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2017/18
Status Spot
Lot Number P8000153-1
  • 13 Bag(s)
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About This Coffee

This is washed Kivu 3 grade lot is sourced from smallholder farmers in North Kivu, a coffee region on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The region has excellent conditions for specialty arabica production with plentiful rainfall, high altitude and highly fertile volcanic soils. 

Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
Harvest Season 2017/18
Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
Processing Washed
Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
Plant Species Arabica
Variety Bourbon
Coffee Grade DRC CA WA KIVU G3
Screen Size 15 Up
Soil Volcanic
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG

History of Coffee in DR Congo  

Although commercial production of green coffee did not begin in Congo in any meaningful way until the end of the nineteenth century, Robusta has been known to grow wild throughout the region for so long that 100 years ago Robusta was sometimes called “Congo coffee” regardless of where it was grown. In 1895, a well-known botanist, professor Lament, toured the country and declared it so suitable for growing coffee that it could become a “second Brazil," and Arabica plantings increased dramatically. By 1905, half a million coffee plants were under cultivation and exports reached 41 tons. 

Growing Coffee in DR Congo  

Traditionally a Robusta producer, in recent years, Arabica from the highland areas has begun to attract attention from specialty coffee roasters. With development commitments from large roasters and quality development assistance from coffee traders like Schluter (now Olam Specialty Coffee Europe), DR Congo is now on the specialty coffee map. Washing stations have appeared in every growing region over the last five years and the country has hosted cupping events. 

  • Status Spot
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Coffee Grade DRC CA WA KIVU G3
  • Growing Altitude 1500-1900m
  • Screen Size 15 Up
  • Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Warehouse Schwarze & Consort.
  • Soil Volcanic
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  • CTRM Contract Number P8000153-1
  • Price Per Kg €5.00