DR Congo – FTO – SOPACDI – Kivu – Washed – FLO ID 26275 B12525
Various smallholder farmers
Bourbon, local derivatives
"Lots of fruit and sugar flavors with cherry cola, chocolate, caramelized sugar and citrus fruits; sweet with tangy strong acidity and a smooth mouthfeel."
$4.69 per lb$234.50 per bag
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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.
Joachim Munganga, who was a farmer himself, founded SOPACDI in 2003 by restoring a washing station in the area, which provided service and market access to the growers in these extremely remote highlands. Before he undertook this work, farmers had little to no means to transport coffee to the markets, and instead were forced to simply barter their coffee locally for food, clothing, and necessities. The cooperative was the first to achieve Fair Trade certification in Congo, and the coffee also carries organic certification. Members of the cooperative represent several different ethnic groups, speaking Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Kihavu, and many of the women members are widows.
For more information about coffee production in Democratic Republic of the Congo, visit our DR Congo Origin Page.
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