Democratic Republic of Congo Kivu

Democratic Republic of Congo Kivu

Democratic Republic of Congo Kivu

Regular price $11.75

REGION: Nyamasasa


ROAST: Medium

TASTING NOTES: Birch Beer, Licorice, Baked Pear


Founded in 2021, the Nyamasasa washing station resides on the shores of Lake Kivu. It is a young company that is currently exporting three to five containers per year of specialty coffee. The coffee is washed at their own washing station, where farmers deliver fresh cherries right after being hand-picked. It is processed and dried at the wet mill level and is then sent to the Jumbo Safari dry mill in Goma to be sorted and prepared for export. When the coffee is ready, it makes the journey to the port of Mombasa, Kenya, or Tanzania. The group of farmers who delivery cherry to the Nyamasasa washing station is around 1,930 farmers who on average each grows 1/3 hectare of coffee. Many farmers live in different communities that were divided by the civil war; however, these dedicated farmers made the choice to combine their strengths in order to build a great future for their communities and they work hard every day to produce high quality coffee.

Need the coffee ground?

Coffee stays freshest in whole bean form. However, if you need your coffee ground please let us know by selecting the "ground" option when choosing coffee. Be sure specify in the provided text box at checkout the brew method to ensure the correct grind match for the particular brewing equipment being used.

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You might have noticed that our shipping costs are higher than what you may be used to.  Coffee is a heavy product, and shipping is calculated on a weight-based scale.  Despite this, we are determined to save you money! We do not mark up shipping rates, and we keep the prices of our products low.  As a small company, we appreciate your understanding and support!

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All Fortuna coffees and supplemental products are priced to allow all customers to enjoy high-quality roasts without paying the inflated costs often associated with specialty coffee.