Purple Grape, Starfruit, Chocolate
Umoja means “solidarity” in Swahili. This coffee has versatility, a great sirupy balanced espresso with a pleasant lingering finish but also tropical fruity, embedded in sturdy structures of brown sweetness, that highlights a complex cup when slow brewed.
Process: Fully Washed
Region: African Great Lakes
Producer: Friends of Mighty Peace Cooperatives
Elevation: 800 to 1,110 meters above sea level
This coffee grows in South Kivu. Certified Fairtrade and Organic cooperatives like the ones we work with have helped provide stability in the coffee sector in a region that is often fraught with coffee smuggling. For many of the members, coffee is a key source of income and helps promote rights for marginalized groups.
A Farmer’s Story
Victorina is one of the farmers who contributes to Umoja. She built a house, purchases clothes for her family, and feels secure in knowing that she now doesn’t need to travel to find a buyer, because that places her at risk of attack. Victorina is now able to pay for her children’s school fees as well as buy her own fields.