Congolese Coffee - Congo Katana
Congolese Coffee - Congo Katana
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Congolese Coffee - Congo Katana

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Congolese coffee beans produced by RAEK Cooperative

Black cherry, cacao nibs & lapsang tea

This Coffee was a first for many of us at Odd Kin as we’ve never tasted a Congolese coffee before and frankly the curious flavours we got from it absolutely blew us away! The DRC is relatively new to the specialty coffee scene, but has absolutely come out swinging.

This Congolese coffee has been roasted by the Odd Kin fam, and can be enjoyed as an espresso or filter brew. 

Process: Washed
Region: Katana, Congo
Altitude: 1,400 - 1,800 MASL (metres above sea level)
Varietal: JBM (Typica) and Bourbon (Jackson)
Tasting Notes: Black cherry, cacao nibs & lapsang tea
Coffee Sizes: 250g or 1kg
Brew: Espresso, filter

 

A bit more about this Congolese coffee:

 

Until quite recently, Congo was not especially known for its speciality coffee; our import partners at This Side Up first discovered the RAEK cooperative and its sophisticated farming and processing set up back in 2017. At that time their only customer was Oxfam! Despite all sorts of institutional and financial challenges these guys are still managing to produce some fantastic coffee. 

That being said, here at Odd Kin we’ve never had anything like it! It took us a fair bit of time to get our heads around the flavour profile, but we’re super happy with the resulting coffee, tasting like a sophisticated old gentlemen’s game room with notes of liquorice, smokey lapsang tea, rich cacao nibs and sweet black cherry.

We were amazed to find that roasting for espresso had such a huge impact on the flavour notes versus a filter roast and couldn't miss the opportunity to serve up one of the most interesting coffees we’ve ever roasted, it tastes great on filter, like a strong & sweet black tea.

We hope you enjoy it as much as we are!