DRC Virtual Tour
DRC Virtual Tour to Learn About our Coffee from
Democratic Republic of Congo
The DRC, native homeland of our Co-Founder and Chairman Dikembe Mutombo, grows delicious Arabica coffee beans.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo is a country in Central Africa that sits upon the equator. Because of this, a warm climate is present through out the year. It is, by area, the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa, the second-largest in all of Africa (after Algeria), and the 11th –largest in the world.
DRC is considered to be one of the richest countries in the world in copper, gold, diamonds, cobalt, uranium, coltan and oil.
The best Congo coffee feature heavy body, deep berry tones, hints of mandarin orange and stone fruit, and subtle hints of Christmas spice and we can’t agree more! The Arabica coffee beans in our #55 Champion’s Edition are grown on volcanic soil at an altitude of over 5,000 feet, between Lake Kivu and the Mitumba mountain range, in the DRC. Its medium roast boasts of tasting notes of orange and dark chocolate topped off with an whiskey bourbon finish. Its distinctive taste makes it a drink for craft coffee and whiskey lovers, alike.
Most coffee aficionados have probably tried a number of different African coffees. The likely suspects would be Kenyan, Ethiopian and Tanzanian. There are, however, a number of other coffee producing countries in Africa that fly under the radar. The DRC is one of them.
The Congo Forests
The DRC experiences high precipitation and has the highest frequency of thunderstorms in the world and sustains the Congo Rainforest, the second-largest rain forest in the world after the Amazon. The DRC rainforests contain great biodiversity, such as the common chimpanzee and the bonobo, the African forest elephant, the mountain gorilla, the okapi and the white rhino.