Heart and Graft - D.R. Congo

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Origin

625 Small Holders from Kirumba in the Nord-Kivu region of D.R. Congo

Variety

Bourbon

Processing

Natural

Altitude

1580 - 1900 masl

Roast Profile

Omni-Roast

Heart and Graft

Notes of Peach, Black Tea and Butter

Coffee Facts

The newest rendition of the ever popular Crazyhorse is another D.R. Congo from the Virunga Coffee Company. A blind tasting of a huge range of samples from the Virunga guys  conducted a while ago gave Heart and Graft no choice but to choose two standout coffees. One of which is this Hutwe Natural Microlot.

They choose Crazyhorse based on very loose criteria, often falling into 3 main stream of thought.

  1. Is it delicious coffee?
  2. Will this coffee cause discussion and debate at a tasting?
  3. Is it unique, unusual or just downright wacky?

Hutwe checks these boxes in spades. Up front you've got delicious notes of just ripe peaches; backed up with a lovely complex edge of savoury black tea. All of this is tied together with a lush, velvety butter mouthfeel. This one is a belter and unusual as it's not obscenely fruity like many naturals. It's unique character is that it is so clean, so crisp and so downright complex that it'll keep you guessing a little.