Discover an outstanding Congolese coffee which earned 93 points from Coffee Review in 2021. The Muungano Cooperative takes their name from the word for “togetherness” in Swahili, and with nearly half of their members being women, gender justice is a big focus. The cooperative provides agricultural support and helps farmers transport their cherries from remote regions with unstable dirt roads, encouraging economic growth and showcasing the unique flavors of Congolese coffee. This washed Bourbon lot has a creamy, silky body and a juicy grape-like acidity. We tasted cocoa, brown sugar, dried apricot, tangerine, and buttery pastry.
Bag Size: 10 oz (283 g)
Origin: South Kivu, Congo
Elevation: 1600 - 2000 MASL
Roaster Tasting Notes: Cola, Dried Apricot, Grains of Paradise
We Tasted: Dried Apricot, Brown Sugar, Cocoa, Buttery Pastry, Tangerine
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Grind: Medium Fine
Water: 350g at 202 °F
Bloom: 50g of water for 30 seconds
At 30 seconds: Pour until you reach 175g.
At 1:10: Pour until you reach 250g.
At 1:35: Pour until you reach 300g.
At 2:00: Pour until you reach 350g.
Total Brew Time: 3 minutes.
Brew Time: 24 seconds