A strong and sweet coffee with flavours of sweet currants, spices and almonds. Best enjoyed with a mountain view.
COUNTRY: DR Kongo
ALTITUDE: 1600–1800 meters above sea level
PROCESS: Fully washed
About This Coffee
This coffee comes from SOPACDI cooperative group.
The group comprises over 5300 farmers from different ethnic groups in the Kivu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, producing some of the finest coffee in Africa. After years of conflict and civil war, this Fairtrade-certified coffee promotes working together for a better future.
Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Développement Intégral (SOPACDI), is a 1st grade cooperative group based in the provinces of North and South Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). SOPACDI was founded in 2001, but due to turmoil in the region, production could not begin until 2008. Peace and stability has returned, allowing the cooperative to blossom from 19 founding members to a membership that now totals over 5,300 producers. SOPACDI’s members are grouped into 43 “cells” spread across 8 sectors in eastern Congo. Women make up 29% of the membership, and they were Fairtrade certified in 2011.