Hints of dark chocolate, pineapple, lemon, and lime.
It is fully washed and sun-dried.
These beans come from Africa, the Kivu area, close to Virunga National Park (bordering Rwanda and Uganda).This area is home to coffees with stunning cup profiles.
For Virunga National Park the conservation of its extraordinary wildlife goes hand in hand with the promotion of the social and economic well-being of the people of North Kivu, who live around the park. Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and one of the last refuges of the mountain gorilla. It is also home to highly endangered lowland gorillas as well as elephants, chimpanzees, lions, leopards, antelopes, and the most diverse collection of birds in the world.
The park is embarking on a major agriculture program with the vision of boosting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who live around the park by investing in the production and marketing of their food and cash crops, including coffee. While the area is subject to on-going conflicts, a cooperation between coffee farmers, Farm Africa and the Virunga National Park is encouraging peace through the growing of specialty coffee.