Tasting Notes: Sugar Cane, Green Grape, Toffee
Roast level: Light
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: South Kivu Province
Farmer: SOPACDI Cooperative
From the Roaster: This coffee is delivered from more than 3,500 women smallholder farmer members of SOPACDI who live in the Kalehe territory of D.R. Congo's South Kivu province. The average farm size of these women is 0.7 hectares, and they grow Bourbon and other varieties of coffee in sandy clay loam soil. The women deliver their coffee in cherry form and it is processed at the mill: First it is depulped and fermented for 12 hours in tanks, then it is washed and sorted in water channels before being placed underwater and fermented again for another 12 hours. It's dried on raised beds under a shade cover of netting; the drying process takes 16–25 days on average.
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