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DR Congo North Kivu
DR Congo North Kivu
Price: 16 oz bag - $20.00




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    Tasting notes: Cherry cola, chocolate, caramelized sugar & citrus fruits; sweet with tangy strong acidity & a smooth mouthfeel.

    SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Development Intégral) is an organization comprising more than 5,600 farmers, roughly 20 percent of whom are women, located near Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Each farmer has a very small area of farmland for coffee (fewer than 2 hectares on average), and tenders cherries to SOPACDI through the organization's 10 collection subgroups.

    Joachim Munganga, who was a farmer himself, founded SOPACDI in 2003 by restoring a washing station in the area, which provided service and market access to the growers in these extremely remote highlands. Before he undertook this work, farmers had little to no means to transport coffee to the markets, and instead were forced to simply barter their coffee locally for food, clothing, and necessities. The cooperative was the first to achieve Fair Trade certification in Congo, and the coffee also carries organic certification. Members of the cooperative represent several different ethnic groups, speaking Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Kihavu, and many of the women members are widows.


    OriginDR Congo
    RegionNorth Kivu
    FarmVarious smallholder farmers
    VarietyBourbon, local derivatives
    Altitude1460–2000 masl
    Proc. MethodWashed



    Tasting notes: Cherry cola, chocolate, caramelized sugar & citrus fruits; sweet with tangy strong acidity & a smooth mouthfeel.

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