Organic DR Congo Kivu
Region: Beni Territory, North Kivu near the Virunga National Park. Located at the borders of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi, the Kivu area is home to coffees with stunning cup profiles. The Virunga National Park is the oldest national park in Africa and one of the last refuges of the mountain gorilla. For Virunga National Park the conservation of its extraordinary wildlife goes hand in hand with the promotion of the social and economic well-being of the people of North Kivu, who live around the park.
Producers: Coopade Cooperative making up 24 micro-mills along the western rim of the Rwenzori Mountain Range.
Certifications: The Virunga Alliance is supported by the provincial authorities, civil society and the private sector. The national park is investing in a number of initiatives to promote economic regeneration & employment opportunities, along with access to electricity for thousands of households. It is also looking into a major agriculture program with the vision of boosting the livelihoods of smallholder farmers who live around the park by investing in the production and marketing of their food and cash crops, including coffee.
Roast Level: Medium
Flavors: Heavy-bodied with notes of cherry and pomegranate with a brown sugar sweetness
Cupping Notes: 1/2023: Compared to a lot of African coffees that tend to be light-bodied and almost tea-like, this coffee has a nice heavy-body. Nice aroma of fruity notes -the medium acidity is of dried fruits
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