Democratic Republic of Congo - Karango Washing Station

Democratic Republic of Congo - Karango Washing Station

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Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: Karango Village, Kalehe territory, South Kivu
Farm: 89 smallholder farmer members of SOPACDI, delivering to Karango micro–washing station
Variety: Bourbon
Altitude: 1750 meters
Process Method: Washed

We are very excited to bring back another offering from the SOPACDI organization out of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Located near Lake Kivu, SOPACDI is a coffee growing cooperative that was started by former producer Joachim Munganga. Since it started in 2002, SOPACDI has grown to be more than 5,600 producers strong, around 20% of which are women. SOPACDI is the first coffee cooperative to be both Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Throughout the organization there are 10 micro-washing areas to which producers can bring their cherries to get processed. This particular lot comes from the washing station in the Karango Village, where 89 farms supply cherries. It is double fermented; cherry is first depulped and fermented dry before being fermented underwater (after the washing and grading has been done). The coffee is then dried on raised beds with shade covers made of net. All of this attention to detail leads to the depth and vibrancy that we find in the cup.


This selection from SOPACDI offers a big and juicy body supported by sweet, tart flavors and floral aromatics.  Look for flavors of raspberry compote, ruby red grapefruit, and lilac - all of which are supported by a round and juicy mouthfeel. This offering has layers of complexity and sweetness that lingers. This coffee is a pleasant reminder of the warmer weather to come. Enjoy!

This coffee is Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic.
 
All coffees are available in whole bean only. 

We roast and ship Monday through Thursday.  Orders placed by midnight will be roasted and shipped the next roast day.  Orders placed Thursdays or later will be rolled to the next Monday.