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SINGLE ESTATE RED BOURBON ARABICA


Certified as the highest quality organic single estate arabica coffee

A unique flavor experience

Grown in rich volcanic soil on Lake Kivu’s shores, where the air is pure and unpolluted by chemicals, Kivu noir’s Red Bourbon Arabica coffee belongs in the exclusive 1% of handcrafted Arabica coffees worldwide. Authentic. Pure. Fresh. 


Rwanda is renowned worldwide for its fine coffees – a product of rich soils, high altitudes, plentiful equatorial sunshine and rainfall – and for how the coffee is carefully processed.


Kivu noir uses only this exclusive Red Bourbon Arabica variety, which grows at over 4,800 ft. above sea level, on the rolling hills around Nkora, high above the western shores of Rwanda’s deepest body of water, Lake Kivu.


These unique conditions, in combination with the rich volcanic soil, work hand-in-hand to create Kivu noir’s superior quality, luxuriously smooth and richly flavored single estate Arabica coffee.

In the processing of their coffee, Kivu noir Farmer Cooperatives who are predominantly women from local communities, pick and sort the cherries by hand. They then sift through the green beans after dry milling to remove any that are less than absolutely perfect -  to ensure the best possible flavor. 


Because Kivu noir is fiercely protective of the freshness guarantee of their coffee, they are one of few companies that roast their beans in their country of origin. They are able to assure the highest quality and the purest product by owning the entire coffee processing and supply chain.


Kivu noir’s obsession and passion for creating the quintessential product is evident from the very first taste of their exquisitely flavorful rich strong coffee. To certify freshness, they ensure the process from harvest to when the coffee is roasted and consumed is typically within a month, because like any natural substance, coffee begins to degrade from the time it is harvested. This deterioration process speeds up after roasting, which further compromises freshness. Kivu noir’s processing time is exceptional, as most commercial coffees take around 2 years from harvest to cup.

Kivu noir single estate


The coffee has a beautiful aroma (honey, floral, dark chocolate, nut, coriander seeds) sweet with many fruits (orange, grapefruit, apple), spicy (clove like, blackcurrant, vanilla). Well balanced with medium acidity. The cup is very clean and the aftertaste is extremely smooth. The overall score is 86% on the SCAA scale.

 
$ 37.99 USD

From the volcanic shores of Lake Kivu


The most exclusive coffee beans in the world – rated in the top 1% of handcrafted Arabica coffees worldwide

KIVU NOIR COFFEE

 


In the centre of Africa, 4,800 ft above sea level, you will find Rwanda’s deepest body of water, Lake Kivu. A dark secret lies beneath the water... Lake Kivu’s bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulledapart, causing volcanic activity in the area.


In the rich volcanic soils that line the shores of Lake Kivu grow one of the world’s most exclusive coffee beans, the Rwandan Red Bourbon Arabica. Kivu noir is rated amongst the top 1% of the world’s highest quality single estate coffees, for its quintessential richness of flavour, freshness and smooth texture.  Typically, Kivu noir takes one month from harvest to cup, whereas other coffees can take up to 2 years from harvest to cup.

 

Kivu noir single estate


The coffee has a beautiful aroma (honey, floral, dark chocolate, nut, coriander seeds) sweet with many fruits (orange, grapefruit, apple), spicy (clove like, blackcurrant, vanilla). Well balanced with medium acidity. The cup is very clean and the aftertaste is extremely smooth. The overall score is 86% on the SCAA scale.

 

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2 Lbs16 Ounce8 Ounce
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$ 37.99 USD

beyond fair trade for a better africa


Coffee made with respect for people and the planet.

 

GOING BEYOND FAIR PRACTICES FOR A BETTER AFRICA

Kivu noir proudly employs Fair Practices, supporting and empowering the local women and their communities who survived the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi. The strength, passion, and nurturing spirit of these women is imbued in every step of Kivu noir’s creation process, resulting in a truly unique, beautifully smooth and exclusive single estate Arabica coffee.


Our coffee is made with respect to people and the planet. Our Fair Practices have rigorous social, environmental, and economic standards in place to promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment, enable transparency, and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses.


 

Kivu noir values the personal approach in their company and the coffee they produce, they have therefore been nurturing a close relationship with their farmers for over 20 years. This relationship extends to providing healthcare to the farmers,  as well as providing free education with a nursery school for the farmers' children. As a serious commitment to creating better communities and a better Africa, a portion of Kivu noir’s proceeds are shared with the women who survived the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.


When you purchase Kivu noir, you are also investing in the lives of our farmers and a brighter future for Rwanda. When you buy Kivu noir, you become part of a story which illustrates that people are capable of so much more than their circumstances; a story of healing, courage, and hope.

 

Kivu noir single origin


The coffee has a beautiful aroma (honey, floral, dark chocolate, nut, coriander seeds) sweet with many fruits (orange, grapefruit, apple), spicy (clove like, blackcurrant, vanilla) and is well balanced with medium acidity. The cup is very clean and the aftertaste is extremely smooth.

 
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LUXURiOUS COFFEE EXPERIENCE


Consistantly scored as one of the world's best tasting coffees.
 

A FRESH TASTE EXPERIENCE

Kivu noir is a premium, handcrafted coffee, made with meticulous care and attention to detail that you can taste in every luxurious sip.


The highest quality Red Bourbon Arabica beans, sourced from Rwanda, are used to create a uniquely African coffee – rich and complex, yet delicate and pure.


The final roasted coffee is an exceptionally delicate one, layered with hints of sweet orange and cocoa, a subtle cherry-lime finish, and a rounded complexity that makes for a wonderful cup of coffee.

 

Experience a truly exclusive, unique, and pure Rwandan single estate Arabica coffee, unlike any other. Kivu noir is made with a loving touch that translates into a soul-warming drink.

 

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Kivu noir Crater lake


The coffee has a beautiful aroma (honey, floral, dark chocolate, nut, coriander seeds) sweet with many fruits (orange, grapefruit, apple), spicy (clove like, blackcurrant, vanilla) and is well balanced with medium acidity. The cup is very clean and the aftertaste is extremely smooth. The overall score is close to 90% on the SCAA scale

 
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48HR DELIVERY IN THE USA THROUGH AMAZON*

KIVU NOIR SINGLE ESTATE

REVIEWS:

1 lb. of the World's Most Superior, Rwandan Red Bourbon Arabica, Medium Roast, Coffee.A premium handcrafted aromatic coffee, with notes of honey, a medley of fruits, nuts and spices. Made with meticulous attention to detail – resulting in a highest quality, uniquely African coffee – rich and complex, yet delicate and pure.

 

In the processing of our coffee, our staff, predominantly women from the local communities, pick and sort the ripe red coffee cherries by hand. They then sift through the cherries after dry milling to remove any that are less than absolutely perfect – because only the best beans are selected to ensure the best possible flavor.

 

The beans are then roasted by our expert roaster, Maria, who tends to the coffee beans as they tumble, swell, and change color from sage to straw and then chestnut brown. She makes sure to pull them from the hot drum at just the right time, sensitive to the difference that even a few seconds can make. Through this meticulous craft of roasting, tasting, and adjusting, Kivu noir develop the coffees rich and unique flavor.

 

Delivery:

48hrs in the USA.

Cup profile:

The coffee has a beautiful aroma (honey, floral, dark chocolate, nut, coriander seeds) sweet with many fruits (orange, grapefruit, apple), spicy (clove like, blackcurrant, vanilla). Well balanced with medium acidity. The cup is very clean and the aftertaste is extremely smooth. The overall score is 86% on the SCAA scale.

$ 37.99 USD
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