Sopacdi Congo

$16.00

REGION: Kivu
COUNTRY: DR Congo
PRODUCER: Small Scale Growers
ALTITUDE: 1460-2000 masl
VARIETIES: Bourbon derivatives
PROCESSING: Fully washed
DRYING: Sun dried on raised beds

Think: Sweet, earthy with raisin and hazelnut.

This coffee comes to us from the Sopacdi Cooperative, which was founded in 2002 by Joachim Munganga as a means to bridge ethnic strife and tap into the international specialty coffee market. It currently includes more than 5600 farmers from a variety of ethnic groups in Kivu, located in the Eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Co-op is headquartered in the town of Minova, where they recently finished building their first coffee washing station in over 40 years. It is a significant accomplishment for the region as many of the communities are small and remote, scattered amongst the mountain highlands surrounding Lake Kivu. For a country that has experienced years of conflict, civil war, and great poverty, the formation of the Sopacdi Cooperative has meant new infrastructure and better opportunities for coffee producers. Although there is still much work to be done as many producers lack resources such as electricity and running water, there exists a feeling of hope for members of Sopacdi, who are rebuilding communities and working together for a better future. We are honored to feature coffee from this region and be able to share it with you.

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Ordering Coffee
Should you need your coffee ground, please let us know in the Notes section when entering your information on checkout. If you are uncomfortable paying online, you can still submit your order over the phone. Just pick out the coffee you want and call us at (412) 945-0653.

Shipping Details
As we are striving to roast coffee in the best possible profile while also preserving freshness, we have a rhythm to our roasting schedule. Our roasting days are now Monday through Wednesday. We will make every effort to get your coffee out as soon as possible. It will be shipped using a common carrier to your door.

Orders under $50 will be charged $5 flat rate; over $50, shipping is free.

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