1 lb. of the Rwanda Cup of Excellence Winning Coffee Kivu noir is a premium handcrafted aromatic 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.
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 and UK.
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