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The Nuts and Bolts
Light & Fruity
North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
1500m – 1900m
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Got a mum partial to a biscuit? Here’s her new favourite coffee! Comforting flavours of all-butter shortbread combine with lemon, orange and tangy-tart blackcurrant to create a cup she’s sure to love!
Ooooh lemony biscuit coffee…. heaven!
How to Brew
While this coffee tastes awesome in every device, our favourites are a filter or cafetiere.
Head over to our brew guides for making coffee for more info.
Behind the Scenes
Mum’s lovely coffee is grown by smallholder farmers in the Isale region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The province lies towards the country’s east and offers conditions brimming with coffee-growing potential. Despite 20 years of conflict, eastern DR Congo is perhaps better suited to produce coffee than any other area of East Africa. With high altitudes, volcanic soils and on-point rain patterns, arabica plants thrive in its farms! The volcanic soil is a real highlight – the Virunga Park volcanoes are one of the country’s landmarks. Virungas even means ‘volcanoes’ in the Kinyarwanda language!
Once (hand)picked, the coffee makes its way to the Kahondo station. This people-focused wet mill is guided by the Virunga Coffee Company, which helps to train locals in more effective agriculture and organic farming. They’ve worked with over 8000 farmers so far! Plus, they distribute 3 million baby seedlings each year!
What does the score mean?
Speciality coffee is coffee’s answer to the A-Star. It’s the coffee crème de la crème. The only coffee Mum deserves. Grown with care at high altitudes and hand-picked at perfect ripeness, speciality coffee is hard to beat. Its flavours are bright and exciting, its profile naturally sweet… perfect for a Mother’s Day brunch!
How do you know if it’s speciality in your bag? Take a peek at the cup score (it’s the number out of 100). Is it 80 points or above? Then it’s speciality! Below 80? Then it’s a commodity coffee…. Blehhh. Don’t worry, though, here at Two Chimps we ONLY source and roast high-scoring, naturally sweet speciality coffees for your mug. Because we know you and your ma want the best!
Quick tip from the Chimps. Try not to pick speciality coffees based only on the number. Go for a score above 80, always, but remember the nitty-gritties of the number are often down to the opinion of the Q Graders who cupped the coffee. Exceptionally high scores tend to indicate coffee that’s really rare or a bit wacky in flavour.
The best approach? Be guided by your tastebuds and choose a coffee you love!
Fresh, carefully roasted coffee beans are what you want. Over-roasting is like scorching your toast big time – you get flavours that are bitter and burnt.
We never over-roast any of our coffees here at TC. Why? Because we don’t need to. All our beans are speciality arabica and hand-picked to ensure peak ripeness. Ripe beans are naturally sweet (think about a ripe, burstingly juicy blackberry), so provide us with delicious layers of flavour to highlight in the roasting process.
Compare this to supermarket stuff and instant blends, which are often over-roasted to mask the unpleasant taste of low-grade robusta beans. Over-roasting hides these bad tastes… but replaces them with burnt ones!
Choose speciality Two Chimps instead, and you’ll find a cup bursting with bright flavour and natural sweetness!
The Nuts and Bolts
Roast Style: Light & Fruity
Location: North Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Altitude: 1500m – 1900m
Certificate: Speciality, Organic
Cup Scope: 84.75
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Why buy speciality coffee from us?
Choose speciality Two Chimps, and you’re not just getting insanely delicious coffee from a cool indie business. You’re doing a mighty amount of good for people and the planet! ???
We mindfully source your coffee from small farms and estates and pay 30-150% more than the going rate – this means more gets back to the farmers. It also means we go above and beyond Fairtrade standards!
Did you know your Two Chimps coffee is carbon-neutral, too? We’ve recently partnered with Positive Planet to offset all the carbon emissions in your cup, because the world needs to take priority. We all have a responsibility to do our bit – and now you can do it in the most delicious way possible!
Where does the name come from?
Fun-giver. Constant supporter. Insanely accomplished multitasker. Blimey, your mum is the best!
No, wait, she’s ON AMOTHER LEVEL!