The World's Quintessential Rwandan Bourbon Arabica Medium Roast Whole Bean Coffee in a K cup. Kivu noir is a premium handcrafted aromatic coffee, made with meticulous care and attention to detail, bursting with rich, strong flavour at every luxurious sip. The highest quality Red Bourbon Arabica beans sourced from the volcanic shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, are used to create a uniquely African coffee – rich and complex, yet delicate and pure.
In the processing of our coffee, our staff, predominantly women from the local community, pick and sort the 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.
48hrs in the USA.
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 86% on the SCAA scale.