City/C+ roasts are very sweet, a cup marked by a complex smattering of cardamom, clove, and a cinnamon spice notes, along with dried fruited accents, and tea-like acidic impression. City to Full City.
|Region||Minova, South Lake Kivu|
|Processing||Wet Process (Washed)|
|Drying Method||Patio Sun-dried|
|Arrival date||December 2018 Arrival|
|Bag size||60 KG|
|Appearance||.6 d per 300g/ 15+ Screen|
|Roast Recommendations||City to Full City|
"Umoja Wetu" is the local word for "Our Unity", a name adopted by the main South Kivu coffee producer group who contributed to this lot. Umoja Wetu consists of farmers from a cluster of towns who are growing an array of crops including coffee for the local market and export. In some cases, coffee cultivation is a newer venture, and this year will see the erection of two small wet processing sites in the region by a Uganda based coffee exporter focused on increasing quality and productivity, as well as providing farmer training, and offering second payment incentives to farmers based on coffee quality. The altitude ranges from 1400 - 1700 meters above sea level, and most of the coffee growing is heirloom bourbon types.
Don't be afraid to keep your roasts to the lighter end of the roast spectrum, where Earl Grey tea, a spiced aroma and subtle fruited notes accent the brew. The dry fragrance has a clean brown sugar smell, and dark fruit and baking spice notes accent this underlying sweetness in the aroma as well. The cup is marked by a complex smattering of spice notes like cardamom, clove, and a cinnamon-sugar mixture. This Congo makes a really sweet cup at City and City+ roast levels, and preserves a tea-like acidic impression too. Fruit notes are heightened when the coffee cools down a bit, and hints of dried tropical fruit, date, and more are sensed in the middle and finish. Full City roasts bring out much more of the prune/date type of fruited flavors, as well as a thin layer of bittersweet cocoa that fits right in with a cinnamon powder note in the finish.