Nothing to rave about
Democratic Republic of Congo Umoja - Green
I jumped at the chance to taste a coffee grown a few mountain ranges from more familiar coffee growing locations: Ruli Mtn. Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.
Like we’ve had “conflict diamonds”, look at these beans through the prism of “conflict beans”; the coffee experience goes beyond “mere taste” to issues like where we provide wealth and honest industry, we reduce the likelihood of war that escalates into ethnic strife.
My peeve is that beyond “stone fruit” we don’t know - and don’t seek to find out - really what the fruits are that characterize the beans we brew: Otien aka Agbalumo, aka Odala is an African fruit that has a juice that turns into a chewing gum substance as you drink the sap and eat the flesh of the fruit; I never see it mentioned in reviews but instead read about raspberry flavors, where none grow.
Finally: If you break the $10/LB down, that’s ~30 cents/cup!!!
This is my favorite coffee and that is not hyperbole. It’s delicious and smooth. It also works great in blends; my favorite combo is Umoja with Simbi. I highly recommend this blend.
speedy delivery. coffee as advertised.