28 Jan '16, 4pm

DR Congo Muungano

A very special coffee arrived at the roastery on Friday, our first ever DR Congo, from the Muungano cooperative. Ever since I first came across it on the cupping table and fell in love with its berry and chocolate notes, I‘ve been itching to get it in house so I could share it with our customers. After months of waiting it’s finally here and as we start our test roast procedures this is a good time to tell you a bit more about DR Congo, the Muungano cooperative and how they work. Congo is the second largest country in Africa, with an estimated population of over 80 million people from more than 200 different ethnic groups. In the 1980’s and the beginning of the 90’s, coffee production in the rich soils of Eastern Congo was starting to gain momentum. But after the Rwandan genocide and the Congolese civil war, the infrastructure crumbled. Small farmers struggled with poor eq...

Full article: http://www.squaremileblog.com/2016/01/27/dr-congo-muungano/

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