This fine Arabica coffee hails from a small farm in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The farm, Domaine de Katale, was nearly destroyed in the 1990s due to a devastating mix of volcanic eruptions and a gruesome civil war. The final blow for this beautiful farm came when the then-owner s his small plane crashed into Lake Kivu and the farm fell into neglect. The resurgence of Domaine de Katale in recent years is a great economic boon to the villages and people of the surrounding area. Domaine de Katale s location is perfect for growing extraordinary coffee. The road to Katale passes the mighty Nyirangango volcano whose nutrient rich lava fields create a wonderfully nourished soil for prime coffee production. We aren t the only ones to notice these amazing beans — last year Katale won the East African cup of Excellence.
At Mills we roast Katale beans to a medium shade to preserve their excellent body berry like flavor and delicate chocolate close. This roast is so brilliantly acidic it almost tingles on your tongue when first tasted.
Domaine de Katale is offered in whole bean / ground options.