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DR Congo Mungaro Co-Op 1kg $18

Sale price: AU$18.00


Country: DR Congo
Region: Mbinga Nord, Kalehe, South Kivu
Estate: Mungaro cooperative
1600 - 2000 masl
Variety: Bourbon
Acidity: Bright
Body: Bold
Flavour: Wild Berry, burned sugar zesty
Aroma: Highly Aromatic, caramel
Harvest Period: March - June 
Processing: Fully Washed

There are 450 members (including 45 female farmers) in the Mungaro cooperative that produce Kivu 4.

We are really excited to have this coffee, because the cup is fantastic

The farms range from small holding 2 hectares with the larger farms cultivating up to 30 hectares. The soil is volcanic and chalky and very fertile and the area has two rainy seasons in the year.

The coffee is shade grown, hand-picked and fully washed at the central wet mill. They use little or no agrichemicals and farming is quite low intensity although the farmers have managed to produce good yields.

D.R Congo, the former Zaire, has been a troubled nation, situated in the heart of the African continent, the people have suffered immeasurably from ongoing civil war and violence. Roads in the area are dangerous and poorly maintained which adds another dimension to the challenge of exporting the coffee safely.

Overall It is fantastic to see small groups like the Mungaro group coming together to produce such a spectacular product.

The farmers are happy with the results, now they are able to pay school fees for their children and afford some basic medical expenses. Overall the Mungaro group give a very positive impression, coming across as entrepreneurial and enthusiastic, steadily building a strong niche market and global reputation for excellent coffee.