With 11,600 members in 21 sectors, Umoja "Solidarity" farmers produce beautiful fully washed coffees from the slopes between Lake Kivu and the Mitumba mountain range. The farmers grow various varietals dominated by Red Bourbon mingled with other Bourbon varieties grown on volcanic soil at an altitude between 1400-2000 meters. In the 10 years farmers have been growing specialty coffee cooperatively the sale of Umoja coffees have helped to improve the living conditions of its members. This has provided schooling, housing, jobs and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu, while promoting women’s and pygmy rights. Umoja producers won the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) sustainability award.
Our City Roast brings a complex cup with notes of nectarine, lemon, and the sweet walnut attributes of Nocello Licquer.
Grower 11,600 members in 21 sectors, Umoja "Solidarity" farmers
Region South Kivu, Great Lakes Region, Democratic Republic of Congo
Altitude 1400 to 2000 meters
Variety Red Bourbon
Process Washed Process
Certifications Fair Trade, Organic, UTZ
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This one is memorable. The taste reminds me of dark chocolate, amaretto, honey, and a bit of mace.