DR Congo Organic Umoja Washed


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raw green bean Green coffee is raw Roast prior to consumption

Congo Washed Umoja is produced in South Kivu in the Great Lakes region in Congo. This cooperative is owned by an all woman executive team! These Congolese farmers produce Kivu Arabica specialty coffees using various varieties that are grown on volcanic soil at an altitude of over 1800 meters.

Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes

  • CountryCongo
  • Organic CertificationYes
  • Fair Trade CertifiedNo
  • Rainforest Alliance CertifiedNo
  • ProcessWashed
  • DecaffeinatedNo
  • Altitude (meters)1400-2000
  • Brightness:7
  • Body:6
  • Aroma:4
  • Complexity:5
  • Balance:4
  • Sweetness:5
  • Spicy:-
  • Chocolaty:light bean
  • Nutty:-
  • Fruity:heavy bean
  • Flowery:medium bean
  • Winey:-
  • Earthy:-
  • RegionSouth Kivu in the Great Lakes Region in Congo
  • VarietyRed Bourbon Heirloom
  • HarvestMarch - June
  • Fair Trade CertifiedYes

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by on July 17, 2021

I bought 2 sample packs, and of all the bags I've roasted, this one is my favorite so far. I roasted 30 seconds past first crack, for those curious. The acidity is very nice and fruity—lots of berry flavor. The body was incredible, very smooth with lots of that coffee texture. It finished with a nice and somewhat light chocolate flavor. It's a very complex cup, and I am far from a tasting expert, so I won't try and name all the notes. I will probably purchase a 3-5lb bag in the future.

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by on July 15, 2021

nothing special, but better than pre roasted

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by on July 11, 2021

Another great bean......roasted to second crack...smooth. chocolate flavor.... excellent for espresso...

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by on May 6, 2021

This was a new offering that I tried. Personally, 1/2 pound samples are worthless to me. My minimum is 1 lb. This was roasted to medium roast. There was quite a lot of chaff (coffee skins), to discard after roasting that to me was more to be expected from natural process than its stated, washed process. This is just an observation based on other varieties I roast. I allowed it to rest at least 24-48. hours after roasting before grinding and brewing. This coffee is more acidic than others I roast/grind/brew. I know this because, often milk or cream will curdle or separate when coffee is too acidic, sometimes if the water is too hot or both. This occurred with DR Congo Umoja Washed. Perhaps you only drink coffee black as we all should, but just in case you use cow water😂 in any form or just to test the acid of coffee, you can try a sample or cupping with moo juice. 😂 I brewed a different variety and the same cream, same water temp. did not curdle or separate. What does this mean? Nothing really, other than it is more acidic than other varieties. The 'Coffee Bean Matrix Attributes' are, exactly as provided by Coffee Bean Corral. However, neither my wife nor I liked or like DR Congo Umoja Washed. And what does this mean? Nothing other than people like or do not like what they like or don't. If you find this review helpful, good. But you need to try this for yourself. You just might love it?

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by on May 5, 2021

Roasted with a Gene Cafe to City Plus. The floral aroma hits my nose when I raise the cup. It has a sweet fruity and floral flavor that leaves me wishing it had a bit more. All in all, a good coffee.

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by on April 22, 2021

Roasted just the edge of the second crack. Fantastic. Gave some to a friend to try, just ordered another 10 pounds.

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by on March 31, 2021

Roasted just past the second crack in a Behmor roaster and these beans turned out wonderful. Nice cinnamon, caramel, and oak flavors. Reminds me of a subtle bourbon barrel stout.

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by on March 27, 2021

I just roasted it to medium roast . A very balanced flavor. Full of subtle undertones. I did not let it rest at all and it was great anyway. Wow!!!!!!

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