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Instant Congo Twende

Instant Congo Twende

Regular price $15.00

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Specialty Instant Coffee

We’ve all been there. On the road, desperate for good coffee, but there's none to be found…and there’s no way to brew your own. We’ve got the cure. Our new line of Instant Specialty Coffees are easy to make, incredibly tasty, and compact traveling companions.

Thanks to our friends at Swift Cup who used their proprietary freeze drying process, our instant coffees’ natural flavors and complexities still come shining through. 

Each Box contains 6 packets of freeze dried coffee. To brew, mix one packet of coffee with 10 ounces of hot water.

Congo Twende

Twende, meaning “Let’s Go” in Swahili, is a phrase meant to motivate a group to action. It is also the perfect name for our latest coffee sourced through Mighty Peace Coffee. Created from micro-farms located in the southern Lake Kivu region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, it was put together under the watchful eye of Linda Mugaruka (pictured above, left), Congo’s first female Q Grader. She is also the Quality Officer for Mighty Peace Coffee—a social impact organization, working to rebuild a vibrant, quality-focused coffee business in the DRC.

Like a warm, summer fruit cobbler, this coffee is layered with tart, sweet notes of apricot and nectarine, topped with creamy vanilla flavors and a subtle crisp, melon finish. It is a great example of the kind of complex, high-scoring coffees coming out of the African Great Lakes region. We are incredibly excited to have this amazing coffee in our lineup!

The unique geography and rich volcanic soil of the African Great Lakes region where Lake Kivu is located contributes to the complexity of the coffees grown there. It is also an area known for Bourbon varietal plants, a cultivar long admired for their tendency toward complex aromatics and deep sweetness.

About Mighty Peace Coffee

Mighty Peace Coffee brings critical resources to the Congolese people, such as this recent coffee farmer training with Linda Mugaruka pictured above. Born out of the Congolese Peace movement, their mission is to change their country’s narrative—from war and destruction to vibrancy and hope. Through prioritizing love of humanity and love of the planet, they are reviving a people and a land through coffee.


Flavor Notes

Nectarine, Apricot, Watermelon, White Chocolate


Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
Region: South Kivu 
Producer: Mighty Peace Coffee
Processing: Washed
Altitude: 1,400 – 1,800  meters
Varietals: Bourbon

Watch an Interview with Mighty Peace Coffee

How to brew

Brew anytime, anywhere. 

Mix one packet of coffee with 10 ounces of hot water. It’s as simple as that. Show us where our coffee takes you by tagging @joebeanroasters on instagram. Now get out and explore.

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