WIN AN ALL-EXPENSES-PAID

TRIP TO LAKE KIVU IN RWANDA

Experience true specialty coffee at its freshest!

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRIZE

The experience encompasses the following:


• Return flights for two to Kigali in Rwanda 

• Three nights in luxury accommodation in Kigali 

• Visit our roastery, take part in a cupping session 

• Enjoy a sightseeing tour and spend a day at leisure

• Two nights at Lake Kivu at our plantation

• A year's worth of free Kivu noir coffee 


Optional excursion: We can arrange a hike to the Mountain Gorillas for you, en route to Lake Kivu.

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

Buy a bag of Kivu noir online and you will receive one entry into the competition. The more bags you buy, the more chances you have to win the coffee experience of a lifetime.


If you share your entry into the competition with your friends on social media, using the hashtag #coffeeambassador, we’ll double your entry!


Competition end date: November 30, 2019. 


 Time of trip: The trip will take place during March 2020, which is peak harvesting season in Rwanda. Exact dates will be arranged with the winner, depending on their availability.


For more information, view our T&C's here.

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.

 

ROAST:

GRIND:

SIZE:

Medium roastEspresso roast
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16 Ounce2 Lbs8 Ounce4 Lbs
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$ 19.99 USD

BEAUTIFUL KIGALI

In the centre of Africa, 4,800 ft above sea level lies Rwanda’s deepest body of water, Lake Kivu. Keeping a dark secret, Lake Kivu’s bed sits upon a rift valley that is slowly being pulled apart, causing volcanic activity in the area. The sixth biggest lake in Africa, Kivu is one of the fresh water lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley and sits on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. 


 The tourist board has labelled Rwanda the Land of a Thousand Hills. From the volcanoes, to the jungles that house a third of the world’s remaining gorillas, to the largest rainforest in Africa, Rwanda has a history of environmental conservation. The tiny, landlocked country ripples with steep, terraced hillsides. Forward thinking and empowering, Rwanda is one of the safest countries in Africa, which is emerging as an economic force on the continent. 


 These qualities are epitomised in the high-tech efficiency and clever planning of its capital, Kigali. Clean streets, well manicured green spaces and friendly people make this an ideal place to visit.

EXPERIENCE TRUE COFFEE FLAVOR

Order The World's Freshest Coffee online today and get it delivered in the USA within 3 to 5 days.

KIVU NOIR SINGLE ESTATE

REVIEWS:

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.

ROAST:

GRIND:

SIZE:

Medium roastEspresso roast
Whole beanFilter ground
16 Ounce2 Lbs8 Ounce4 Lbs
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Medium roastEspresso roast
Whole beanFilter ground
16 Ounce2 Lbs8 Ounce4 Lbs
[{'label':'Medium roast','color1':'','color2':'','image':'','custom':true}]
Medium roastEspresso roast
Whole beanFilter ground
16 Ounce2 Lbs8 Ounce4 Lbs
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$ 19.99 USD
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RETURN FLIGHTS FOR YOU AND A GUEST TO KIGALI, RWANDA

We’ll fly you and your guest to Kigali, Rwanda and back, departing from the international airport closest to your home.

VISIT OUR ROASTERY AND SPEND TIME IN KIGALI

Spend time in Kigali before and after your visit to Lake Kivu. Visit our roastery, take part in a cupping session and enjoy a city sightseeing tour. The cupping session will include our various lots of specialty coffee – natural, honey and fully washed – from all of our estates and performed by an expert Q Grader. You’ll be on your way to becoming a coffee cupping expert by the end of it! Then enjoy a day of leisure before you fly back home.

LUXURY ACCOMMODATION

You’ll stay in luxurious hotel accommodation in Kigali and at Lake Kivu.

TWO NIGHTS AT LAKE KIVU AT OUR PLANTATION

Spend two nights at Lake Kivu. We’ll drive you to our plantation from Kigali and the following day you’ll travel by boat across Lake Kivu to our washing station. Here you’ll be given a tour of our operations and visit the school we run for our farmers’ children. Rest up that night to travel back to Kigali the following day.

JUNGLES THAT HOUSE A THIRD OF THE WORLD’S REMAINING MOUNTAIN GORILLAS

The Volcanoes National Park is 48 square miles of mountain forest, the six Virunga Volcanoes and the world famous Mountain Gorillas. The lush, green forested mountain slopes are home to these highly endangered animals. Gorilla trekking has become one of the most memorable wildlife experiences on the planet and has served to raise awareness and funds, and despite setbacks the population of these great apes is steadily growing.

RWANDA THE LAND OF A THOUSAND HILLS

A direct translation from the French “Pays des Mille Collines,” the term ‘land of a thousand hills’ is an apt description for the strikingly green countryside of Rwanda.Rippling with steep, terraced hillsides that seem to rise into the clouds, this tiny, landlocked country boasts extraordinary natural beauty and a strong environmental policy to protect it

RWANDA’S DEEPEST BODY OF WATER, LAKE KIVU

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

Dominating the border between Rwanda and the DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo), Lake Kivu is the sixth-largest lake in Africa and one of a string of huge freshwater lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley.