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DR Congo Kivu G3 Organic - Kavisa Station

Cherry cola, plum, nectarine, good body and balance
$4.22 / lb $558.20 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Status Spot
Lot Number P608854-1
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About This Coffee

This is an organic certified, fully washed Kivu 3 grade lot from smallholder farmers in Kivu, a coffee regions on the eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of Congo. This coffee was produced by Virunga Coffee Company, an Olam operation that operates 7 washing stations in Kivu on the outskirts of the Virunga National Park. The region has excellent conditions for specialty arabica production with plentiful rainfall, high altitude and highly fertile volcanic soils. 

Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
Harvest Season 2020/21
Coffee Grade DRC CA WA KIVU G3
Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
Plant Species Arabica
Processing Washed
Variety Bourbon
Region Kirumba, North Kivu
Farm Name Kavisa Washing Station
Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
Certifications Organic

History of Coffee in DR Congo  

Although commercial production of green coffee did not begin in Congo in any meaningful way until the end of the nineteenth century, Robusta has been known to grow wild throughout the region for so long that 100 years ago Robusta was sometimes called “Congo coffee” regardless of where it was grown. In 1895, a well-known botanist, professor Lament, toured the country and declared it so suitable for growing coffee that it could become a “second Brazil," and Arabica plantings increased dramatically. By 1905, half a million coffee plants were under cultivation and exports reached 41 tons. 

Growing Coffee in Dr Congo  

Traditionally a Robusta producer, in recent years, Arabica from the highland areas has begun to attract attention from specialty coffee roasters. With development commitments from large roasters and quality development assistance from coffee traders like Schluter (now Olam Specialty Coffee Europe), DR Congo is now on the specialty coffee map. Washing stations have appeared in every growing region over the last five years and the country has hosted cupping events. 

  • Status Spot
  • Region Kirumba, North Kivu
  • Farm Name Kavisa Washing Station
  • Producer Type Small Holder Farmers
  • Processing Washed
  • Processing Description Fully washed and shade dried
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Certifications Organic
  • Plant Species Arabica
  • Variety Bourbon
  • Coffee Grade DRC CA WA KIVU G3
  • Growing Altitude 1600-1800m
  • Ctrm Region Kivu
  • Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
  • On Sale No
  • Top Lot Yes
  • CTRM Contract Number P608854-1