Our Roaster's Tasting Notes — Caramel, Tropical Fruits
Welcome to the exotic and misunderstood paradise of the Democratic Republic of Congo! The Congo is one of those places that is cloaked in mystery and excitement for all those who dare to let their minds wander past it’s borders. This coffee is quite the same as the place it comes from. It never ceases to please those who dare to explore the depth of its flavor and experience its bright and lovely personality. This coffee will utterly sweep you off your feet as the first drink passes over your taste buds and floods the deep recesses of your soul with an inherent creaminess and sweetness of caramel created in the copper pots of truly legendary confectioners. Following the oohs and aahs that come at the beginning your eyes will spark at the sudden, yet pleasant, introduction of tropical fruits, not just one in particular but a splendid blend of all of them as you are whisked away to the adventure of a trek through your entire mug of this specialty grade Congolese coffee that has been roasted to perfection!
Can I get this as Decaf? — No
In the 10 years these farmers have been growing specialty coffee cooperatively, the sale of Umoja has helped to improve the living conditions of its members, providing schooling, housing, jobs and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu, while promoting women’s and pygmy rights. Umoja producers won the SCAA sustainability award.
Bean & Processing Info
This is one of our unique beans that not only tastes like heaven but changes lives with every bag purchased. Not only do you get the opportunity to experience this spectacular coffee, roasted to perfection, but you get to enjoy knowing that you are changing lives on the other side of the planet. This coffee used the washed process. The company we get these beans from was founded in 2018, is women and minority owned and takes care of people and the planet. What else is there?!
On a Mission!
“When they buy our coffee, they improve our living conditions and that also changes our work conditions. I’m happy and grateful for the customers that buy our coffee.” - Mr. Shukuru Shanguku – a Umoja farmer, speaking about you!
"We were born out of the Congolese peace movement by an international team of business leaders, coffee experts and innovators, community organizers and human rights defenders. Our journey starts with the desire to make a difference in the world."