Formed by the volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, Lake Kivu is one of the Great Lakes of Africa which lies between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda. It covers a total area of 2,700 km2 and rises to an altitude of 1,460 m above sea level. This local coffee comes from the southern area of Lake Kivu, the terroir of Minova. This Bourbon variety is cultivated between 1600 and 2000 meters above sea level.
This coffee is produced by Great Lakes Coffee belonging to the Nicolaides family. Of Cypriot origin and established in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for more than 100 years, this family manages the production of several farms and supports many small producers in the Congo (and in Uganda also for that matter).
Congo Kivu Bagheera Cupping Notes
Aromatic and spicy notes with hints of fresh tobacco. Citrus, lemon, and orange,
brown sugar and pineapple notes are also found in the cup, accompanied by
a pleasant hint of acidity.
A creamy thick mouthfeel with brings out the brown sugar tones of this coffee
Country: Republic of Congo
Plantation: Great Lake Coffee
Region: Minova Lac Kivu
Altitude: 1600 to 2000 meters
Variety: Arabica Bourbon rouge
Process: Harvested by hand, washed, dried in the sun on African beds