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Garage 41 Coffee

Dark Roast - Congo

Dark Roast - Congo

Regular price $18.00 CAD
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You can expect a chocolate flavor with tart acidity and an appreciable sugary sweetness.

These specific offerings come from a group of 51 pygmy 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. There is a price premium paid directly to these women farmers to use as they see fit. 

From SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Development Intégral):

We are over 5300 farmers from different ethnic groups in the Kivu Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, producing some of the finest coffee in Africa. After years of conflict and civil war, our Fairtrade-certified coffee promotes working together for a better future.

Country:  DR Congo

Region:  Kivu

Farm:  Women SOPACDI

Variety:  Bourbon, Caturra, Catuai

Elevation: 1600-1800 MASL

Process Method:  Washed

Harvest: March - July

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