Dark Arts - Hair of the Dog [OMNI]


Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of Congo.


Blue Mountain, Katwai Rumangaboo




1600 - 2002 MASL

Roast Profile


Flavour Notes

Grape Juice, Red Berries, Floral Notes.

Coffee Facts

Located in the east of the country, sharing a border with Uganda, Rwanda,and Burundi, the Kivu area is not only home to the Virunga National Park but also many smallholder farmers that produce coffees with stunning cup profiles. The region is named after one of Africa’s Great Lakes, the majestic Lake Kivu. While the area is marked by ongoing conflicts, collaborations between coffee farmers, non-governmental organizations, and Virunga National Park are fostering peace through the cultivation of specialty coffee.

Established within the Albertine Rift Valley in 1925, it is the oldest national park in Africa. Two active volcanoes have significantly shaped the national park’s diverse and rich habitat, wildlife, and plant life: Mount Nyiragongo and Nyamuragira. Within the park, more than 3,000 faunal and floral species have been recorded, of which more than 300 are endemic to the Albertine Rift Valley, including the eastern mountain gorilla and golden monkey.

It is also home to highly endangered lowland gorillas, as well as savannah elephants, chimpanzees, lions, leopards, and antelopes. The park boasts the largest diversity of birdlife in the world. Due to its rich diversity of habitats, exceptional biodiversity, and endemism, the area’s uniqueness and importance were recognized, leading to its listing as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. However, because of the political situation and civil unrest in the DR Congo, the park has also been listed as a World Heritage in danger. The park and its inhabitants face many existential challenges.

Through the Virunga Alliance, supported by provincial authorities, civil society, and the private sector, the National Park is investing in numerous initiatives to promote economic and environmental regeneration