DR Congo – FTO Microlot – SOPACDI – Murambi Micro-Station – Fully Washed – FLO ID 26275


Washed
B17572

DR Congo – FTO Microlot – SOPACDI – Murambi Micro-Station – Fully Washed – FLO ID 26275 B17572


Specs:

Source:

DR Congo

Farm:

SOPACDI

Variety:

Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Altitude:

1600–1800 MASL

Processing:

Washed

Program:

Microlot

Notes:

"Sweet and savory with tart, tangy acidity, cranberry, praline and grapefruit flavors"

Score:

84 points

Price/Bag:

$6.20 per lb

$273.00 per bag

12 in stock

Quantity:


Background:

Microlot

Fair Trade Organic Microlots from DR Congo are separated out from larger day lots basis some differentiation such as grower demographics (community, gender) or cup quality.

SOPACDI

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.

Pygmies' Coffee Project & Women Producer Program at SOPACDI:

These specific offerings come from a group of 105 Pygmy people (including 51 women) who live and farm in the villages of Mishebere and Ruhunde in the Kahele territory. Historically, Pygmy people have faced terrible discrimination and disenfranchisement, including being forced into slavery and/or low-paying work. SOPACDI has started this project to source and keep separate coffee from this group of growers in order to provide them a better income from specialty coffee as well as more financial independence and autonomy. The producers each own an average of 0.5 hectares and deliver coffee in cherry form to the washing station.


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