DR Congo, Karango


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This is our first time featuring a coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and we didn't know what we were missing. This particular microlot comes to us from about 80 smallholder farmer members of the SOPACDI cooperative delivering cherry to the Karango microstation. 

This farmer-founded cooperative was the first to achieve Fair Trade certification in Congo. The coffee also carries organic certification. Members of the cooperative represent several different ethnic groups, speaking Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Kihavu, and many of the women members are widows. SOPACDI prioritizes quality, offering resources and paying premiums to farmers. 

This coffee is big on flavor. It's somewhere between sweet and savory, with a tart grape and lime acidity, and a chocolatey toffee finish. This is only a seasonal offering and won't be around too long. So grab a bag now, especially if you've never had a Congolese coffee before, you'll be glad you did. 

Don't own a grinder? Don't own a good grinder? Not a problem, let us expertly grind the coffee for you depending on the method with which you brew. We roast, grind and package your coffee to order, so it gets to you just a few days after roasting. We do recommend to consume pre-ground coffee within 2 weeks after opening to experience maximum freshness of flavor. 

Espresso (Fine) - best for home espresso machines, moka pot and some Aeropress recipes

Pour Over (Med-Fine) - best for single cup pour over methods with 2-3 min brew times: V60, Kalita, Malita, Clever, etc

Drip (Medium) - best for auto-drip makers and larger pour overs with 4-6 min brew times such as Chemex

French Press (Med-Coarse) - best for French press and cold brew methods.