Sopacdi is an amazing cooperative working in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where over the past decades, war and ethnic violence have forced much of the population in this area to abandon their homes and farms. Over the past several years, people in the region have begun to farm coffee again, its production providing a common ground for the members of Sopacdi, many of whom come from formerly conflicted communities. This coffee is fully washed and sun dried, grown at an altitude of 1460-2000 meters above sea level. The flavors in the cup are entirely African, with big juicy blackberry, pomegranate, and orange notes, supported by a full and viscous body. As part of our effort to support the communities who produce this coffee, we will be donating a dollar from each bag sold to the Eastern Congo Initiative, a non-profit organization that works inside the DRC in sectors such as maternal and child health, primary and vocational education, mental health counseling for victims of violence, and many others. Learn more at their website, www.easterncongo.org, and visit our Facebook page for updates on our progress!
For brewing suggestions, please download our information sheet here.