Christmas Coffee – DRC


It’s CHRISTMAS!!!! And this year, we’ve chosen a coffee with seasonal tasting notes of Red Currants, Sticky Dates and Chocolate Orange. Even better than that, we’re supporting this amazing coffee co-op in the Democratic Republic of Congo where £1 from every kilo sold goes to Project Waterfall. Project Waterfall brings clean water, sanitation and education to coffee-growing communities across the world. It is their mission to unite the coffee industry and coffee consumers to give back to the communities growing our coffee.

This delicious coffee is from the neighbouring area of the Virunga national park. Started in 1925, this national park is the oldest in Africa and one of the last refuges of the incredible mountain gorillas. The borders of the Virunga National Park, including the slopes of the Rwenzori Mountains and the uplands to the northwest of Lake Edward, contain some of the finest coffee-growing land in the world. The climate is temperate with abundant rainfall and sunshine, volcanic soils and altitudes of over 2,000 metres. Through the Virunga National Park farmers are starting to realise the full potential of their coffees. The farms are organised around small-scale coffee washing stations like Co-opade washing station on the highlands to the north west of Lake Edward.

Region: Butembo, North Kivu

Producer: Co-opade

Altitude: 1500masl

Washing Station: Virunga

Process: Fully Washed

Variety: Blue Mountain, Katwai & Rumangabo

Tasting Notes: Red Currant / Sticky Dates / Chocolate Orange