|Roaster Location:||Madison, Wisconsin|
|Coffee Origin:||South Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|Est. Price:||$19.00/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||May 2022|
Blind Assessment: Crisp, balanced, very sweet. Aromatic orchid, apricot, almond, cocoa nib, lemon verbena in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with brisk acidity; very syrupy mouthfeel. Nut- and cocoa-toned finish with undertones of apricot and lemon verbena.
Notes: Certified organic and fair trade. Produced by members of the SOPACDI Cooperative, from the Blue Mountain, Bourbon, Caturra, Catuaí, and Kabare 2 varieties of Arabica, and processed by the washed method. Located overlooking Lake Kivu, on the opposite side of the lake from Rwanda, this rapidly growing cooperative now has nearly 6,000 members and is succeeding in its goal to help heal wounds left by the latest in eastern Congo’s seemingly endless string of civil wars. JBC Coffee Roasters’ vision is simple: “let the coffee lead the way” through sourcing and roasting the best and most unique coffees available and rewarding the farmers who grow those coffees with substantial premiums. Visit www.jbccoffeeroasters.com or call 608-256-5282 for more information.
The Bottom Line: A solid DR Congo cup with notes of stone fruit, florals, cocoa nib, nuts, and sweet herbs.