About the bean
Our Congo offering is from the Kawa Kabuya Cooperative in the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo. For a third year in a row, the Kawa Kabuya Cooperative has won the annual Taste of Harvest Competition - the African alternative to the Cup of Excellence competition organized by the African Fine Coffee Association.
Grown at an altitude of 1,584-1,800 metres above sea level and dried on raised beds, our Congo Kivu 3 Buhoya comes from the Buhoya micro-lot. Micro-lots are the "cream of the crop" of the harvest - uniquely crafted coffee separated from the rest for its exceptional qualities. K3 or Kivu 3 is the highest grading for washed arabica from Congo.
What you can expect
A creamy body, long aftertaste, and a bright, fruity acidity with lemon notes.
Cupping Notes and Scores
Altitude: 1,584 to 1,800 masl.
Clean cup: 10
Defect points: 0
Roasting Recommendation: A darker roast dulls this offering's fruity charms. Opt for light to medium. Refer to our roasting guide here.
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About the bean
A traditional European-style espresso and a perfect balance of bittersweet notes. Jubilee is rich in flavour with an almond colouring and thick crema.
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About the bean
Coffee in the relatively compact region of Yirgacheffe in southern Ethiopia is typically grown by small holders in "gardens" with coffee trees mixed in with other plants and trees cultivated for food and other essentials. There is little to no use of chemicals by these small holder farmers; they can't afford them, and, as such, it would be safe to assume all coffees produced by these gardens are organic.
What to expect
An excellent coffee. This Yirgacheffe offers a well-balanced cup no matter where you move on the roast spectrum. At an American (light) roast, the Yirgacheffe is particularly aromatic - fresh and fruity. Acidity for this one is high but the cup is so nicely balanced, it remains widely pleasing. We enjoyed notes of orange and peach, enhanced by a lemony caramel flavour.
At a Full City roast, the Yirgacheffe inevitably loses some of its note power but it does gain a chocolatey, brown sugar sweetness with a discreet citrus brightness that some of us preferred. Very balanced, sweet aftertaste; a wonderful morning coffee and a great pick for espresso. This bean is a gem.
Roasting recommendation: To bring out the Yirgacheffe's subtleties, roast medium. Consider blending to add nuance to other coffees. When roasted dark, it becomes sharply pungent but very thin, bereft of all its flowery and fruity notes. For an explanation of our different roasts, see here: http://greenbeanery.ca/pages/roasting-chart.