Coffee is roasted and shipped throughout the week.
Local pickup temporarily suspended.
$18.00 – $75.00
A poignant example of cooperative coffee production, July’s Coffee of the Month comes to us via SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Development Intégral), a group comprising roughly 5600 farmers located near Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
This coffee comes from a group of small farms in the villages of Mishebere and Ruhunde in the Kahele territory of the Democratic Republic of Congo. SOPACDI sources coffee from this group of growers in order to provide them a better income from specialty coffee, creating financial independence and autonomy for the community.
The producers each own an average of 0.5 hectares and deliver coffee in cherry form to the washing station. The coffee is de-pulped and fermented twice, first for 12 hours dry in tanks, and then for 12 hours underwater after it is washed and sorted in water channels. The coffee is dried for 16–25 days on raised beds under a shade cover of netting.
The cup features rich cocoa, toffee, lemon, and lemongrass flavors with tart citric acidity and a heavy mouthfeel.
Origin: DR Congo
Region: Mishebere and Ruhunde villages, Kalehe territory, South Kivu
Altitude: 1600 masl