DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO SOPACDI
Region: Lake Kivu
Elevation: 1500 masl
Tasting Notes: Blood Orange, honeydew, sage, golden raisin
Fair Trade and Organic
Here is what our importer partners Cafe Imports have to say: “We love coffees from the growing regions around Lake Kivu: Burundi, Rwanda, and Democratic Republic of Congo. We find that despite the relatively close geographical area, the lake and its surrounding landscape have an incredible diversity of microclimate and profile. As a result, Congolese coffees are distinct, and among our favorites from this area of the world.
Cafe Imports has partnered with SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Development Intégral), an organization of nearly 6,000 smallholder farmers, founded by Joachim Munganga in 2002. Joachim is a farmer himself, and recognized the need that other smallholders have for market access and technology that would help them improve quality. Every year, the lots we buy from SOPACDI are standouts on our offerings sheet, and we have been able to source more and more coffee from them every year, with an eye toward a future of microlots and other projects for quality development.”