Origin Information

Grower
Coffee Producers organized around Virunga Coffee
Variety
Bourbon
Region
North Kivu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Harvest
September - November
Altitude
1,632 meters
Soil
Clay minerals
Process
Fully washed and dried in the sun
Certifications

Background Details

Congo Kivu Kavisa Fully Washed is sourced from family-owned farms organized around Virunga Coffee, which began collaborating with cooperatives in 2011 to improve coffee production along the western edge of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Virunga Coffee provides training on best agricultural practices to assist small producers with organic certification and improve quality. Virunga Coffee also provides critical infrastructure support including washing stations and logistics to transport and export coffee. The smallest producers, usually with less than an acre of land, bring their harvested cherry to the Kavisa washing station where state-of-the-art processing equipment is utilized to depulp, ferment, wash and dry the coffee before export.