Arabica Ground Coffee

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An Arabica coffee bean grown in the fertile volcanic lands bordering Virunga National Park. This ground coffee offers more than just a rich and fruity flavor in each cup. Every sip contributes to positive change for over 6,000 coffee farming families.

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Description

Virunga Origins coffee is grown in the mountainous regions of Virunga Park, bordering the Rwenzori and Tshiaberimu Mountains, some of the finest Arabica coffee-growing lands in the world.

It is cultivated by more than 6000 small-scale producers, most of whom are women and have Fair Trade, Organic, and Rainforest Alliance certification, practicing sustainable agriculture for the development of their region and the conservation of the Park.

  • Women Coffee Farmers sorting through coffee granuals

The farmers grow Arabica coffee of the Bourbon and Rumangabo varieties and use the wet processing method to achieve the best possible quality.

These coffee growers are affiliated with two vibrant young cooperatives; Kawa Kanzururu on the western flanks of the Rwenzori mountains and Coopade on the highlands to the northwest of Lake Edward, and supported by Virunga Origins and the Virunga National Park.

In addition to receiving a fair price for their coffee, higher than the local average, Virunga Origins roasts its coffee locally in DRC. This is a way to keep the added value within the local communities and support the development of new skills.

 

Additional information

Weight 0.25 kg
Altitude

1,000 to 2,100 m

Main Harvest Period

September to December

Location

Farms are located in the Lubero area and the slopes of the Rwenzori mountains.

Coffee Varieties

Blue Mountain (mainly)

Co-operatives

Coopade and Kawa Kanzururu

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