Congo Kivu Kavisa - medium roast, herbal, notes of pineapple, cedar, and basil.
Grower: Coffee Producers organized around Virunga Coffee
Region: North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Harvest: September - November
Altitude: 1,632 meters
Soil: Clay minerals
Process: Fully washed and dried in the sun
This coffee is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Virunga Coffee, which began collaborating with cooperatives in 2011 to improve coffee production along the western edge of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga Coffee provides training on best agricultural practices to assist small producers with organic certification and improve quality. Virunga Coffee also provides critical infrastructure support including washing stations and logistics to transport and export coffee. The smallest producers, usually with less than an acre of land, bring their harvested cherry to the Kavisa washing station where state-of-the-art processing equipment is utilized to depulp, ferment, wash and dry the coffee before export.