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Apart from being an unbelievably delicious coffee, we fell in love with the background on this coffee. This coffee, called Mapendo (which means "love" in Swahili) by its farmers, is produced by a group of primarily widowed women who have lost their partners due to the conflicts that have destabilized parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just as Alma prioritizes paying homage to women in the industry, this group of women focuses on their key pillar of gender justice in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
As mentioned in the origin story, the team loved this coffee before we even roasted it. This coffee has a nice savoriness to it that we wanted to highlight through a medium roast. The body was full and smooth, so we believe a medium roast is the perfect way to get those soft nutty notes while keeping the body of the coffee in tact. This coffee was very different than what we normally gravitate towards and although not highlighted in the tasting notes, it can be very reminiscent of green tea along with those grain, nut, and citrus notes.
Tasting Notes: Toasted Sourdough, Walnut, Orange Peel
Process: Wet Wash
Region: South Kivu, Kalehe
Farm: 16 Different Farms
Altitude: 1,480 - 2,000 MASL
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The Perfect Bag Size
We offer our coffees in 12oz, 2lb, and 5lb bag options. If you're curious about the number of cups of coffee (6oz servings) each bag can provide, we have all the details for you!
12oz = 23 cups
2lb = 60 cups
5lb = 151 cups
To unlock an extraordinary cup of coffee, we recommend:
- Using freshly ground coffee
- Using 15grams of coffee per 250ml of water per serving
- Using your preferred brewing method
Check out our Brewing Guides for more!
Understanding Grind Types
Maximize your coffee experience by grinding your own whole beans. The flexibility of a grinder allows you to grind fresh and specifically for your brewing device. It's one extra step, but trust us, it is so worth it ;)
Best For: All Methods
This fine-medium grind is perfect for drip machines, keurigs, or aeropresses. It is the most commonly used size, making it a safe option when gifting coffee to a friend or if you are unsure of what grind type to get.
Best For: Drip Machines, Keurig Machines, Aeropress
For Chemex enthusiasts, the coffee grind is coarser compared to other pour over options. This grind size is ideal due to thicker Chemex filters, which slow down water during extraction.
Best For: Chemex
Pour Over (Ground)
This medium-coarse grind is ideal for fans of pour overs like the V60. For optimal results, we recommend using with paper filters.
Best For: Pour Overs (Not Chemex)
French Press (Ground)
Perfect for any submersion brewing methods such as the french press or cold brew. This extra coarse grind will be the perfect grind for you!
Best For: French Press, Cold Brew
Ideal if you have an espresso machine but not recommended! If you are looking for espresso fine coffee, please take note that we recommend you purchase an espresso grinder and do not recommend purchasing coffee ground for espresso from us. Although we will do it, calibration is key to a perfect shot of 'spro. There are over 20 options in espresso finely ground coffee and we'll grind based on what works best on our espresso machine for the day.