THE FRESHEST SINGLE ESTATE ARABICA
The world's freshest coffee beans from the volcanic shores
of Lake Kivu in Rwanda.
KIVU NOIR COFFEE
Growing deep in the heart of Africa, in the rich volcanic soil on the shores of Lake Kivu, is the Red Bourbon Arabica coffee bean. Fresh. Authentic. Pure. The most exclusive coffee bean in the world.
RWANDAN SINGLE ESTATE ARABICA
Kivu noir is of the famed Red Bourbon Arabica variety and is grown at over 4,800 ft. above sea level, on the rolling hills around Nkora, along the western shores of Rwanda’s deepest body of water, Lake Kivu.
Rwanda is known 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.
The Red Bourbon Arabica coffee bean is no different, growing best on the highest mountain peaks of the
Rwanda jungles, which are home to many wild gorillas, where the air is still pure, unpolluted and free of chemicals.
These unique conditions, in combination with the rich volcanic soil on the shores of Lake Kivu, work hand-in-hand to create a truly unique, beautifully smooth and unrivalled single estate Arabica coffee.
THE WORLD'S FRESHEST COFFEE
In the processing of our coffee, our staff, who are predominantly women from the local area, pick and sort the cherries by hand. The Kivu noir women sift through the cherries after dry milling to remove any that are less than absolutely perfect – only the brightest red cherries are selected to ensure the best possible flavor.
Kivu noir is fiercely protective of the freshness of our coffee, which is why we are one of the few companies who roast their beans in their country of origin. We assure the highest quality and the purest possible product by owning the entire coffee processing and supply chain.
Some people call it obsessive; we call it passionate, and this passion is evident in the final product. Like any natural substance, coffee starts to degrade from the time it is picked. The deterioration process speeds up after roasting, which further compromises its freshness. Most commercial coffees take between one and two years from the time the coffee is picked to reach the consumer. Kivu noir typically does this in one month.
WE GO BEYOND FAIR TRADE
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 the creation of Kivu noir, 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.
GOING BEYOND FAIR PRACTICES
FOR A BETTER AFRICA
We value a personal approach to our company and the coffee we produce, and have therefore been nurturing a close relationship with our farmers for many years. The relationship extends to providing healthcare to the farmers for whom we have built a dispensary at Nkora, where our coffee grows. We also share part of our proceeds with the women who survived the Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi.
When you purchase Kivu noir, you are also investing in the lives and futures of Rwanda. When you buy Kivu noir, you become part of a story that tells us that people are capable of so much more than their circumstances; a story of healing, courage, and hope.
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 wonderfully approachable, drinkable 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.
GET THE WORLD'S FRESHEST COFFEE
DIRECTLY FROM RWANDA
Order your Kivu noir today and taste the spirit of Africa in our handcrafted
Rwandan single estate Arabica, straight from the shores of Lake Kivu.
Experience the world’s freshest coffee.
THE WORLD'S FRESHEST COFFEE
From the volcanic shores of Africa's Lake Kivu comes one of the world's most premium coffees, Kivu noir.
From our harvest in Rwanda, straight to your cup with minimal delay, this is the world's freshest coffee.