Tasting Notes: Dark fruits, dark chocolate, full bodied with bright acidity.
Country: The Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: Beni Territory, North Kivu
Farm: Kawa Kanzururu Cooperative
Certification: Organic and Fair-Trade
Variety: Blue Mountain, Rumangabo, Heirloom Varietals
Altitude: 1000 - 2000 meters above sea level
Processing: Fully washed and sun-dried
Background from our importer:
This coffee is part of the Virunga National Park’s Coffee Project. The project, which is financed by the European Union, involves strengthening the business of the cooperatives and their members at each level, from farm management to processing and business systems, while building a strong profile and presence in international markets. The project approach is based on implementing a holistic and sustainable farming model, including crop diversification, establishing a balance between food security and cash generation. The program includes training on good agricultural practices and the establishment of nurseries for coffee as well as other trees. In 2020, cupping labs will be installed and cuppers trained. Internal control systems are being strengthened to ensure complete traceability and that the requirements for Fairtrade and Organic certifications are met.