Congo Sopacdi Co-op
MethodEspresso , Filter
This coffee is from a co-op of farmers around Lake Kivu in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the first coffee from this region to achieve the top national grade (kivu 2) since 1967. It is direct trade organic and the FLOCERT number is 26275.
Espresso: Blood Orange, chinotto upfront, syrupy body, aniseed finish.
Filter: Cola & pear upfront, butter & light maple syrup finish.
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Sopacdi is the first cooperative in the Congo to be Fairtrade-certified (in 2011). The premiun from the sale of their coffee to the international market is invested back into the community through projects that seek to deliver needed basic medical assistance, improve access to education, and better housing infrastructure.