April’s Coffee of the Month – Democratic Republic of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is perfect for growing coffee with its warmth, high altitudes and fertile soils but this has not been taken advantage of because of civil war and ongoing political instability. The government and people of DRC are starting to see coffee exports as a positive way of rebuilding their economy.

This coffee comes from the Rebuild Women’s Hope (RWH) project, founded in 2013 by Congolese businesswoman Marcelline Budza with the aim of growing coffee to tackle the violence amongst women prevalent in DRC. RWH teaches women how to grow high quality coffee, providing access to high quality coffee processing facilities and funding and support to help them grow their businesses.

This coffee has been medium roasted producing a sweet, medium bodied cup with notes of plum and raisin.

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Estate: Idjwi Island
Arabica Variety: Bourbon
Altitude: 2000+MASL
Processing: Fully washed, air dried