Kirindera Women's Peace - DRC 250g
Tasting notes: Black Tea, Lemongrass, Perfectly Balanced
Process: Fully Washed
In July 2016, Coopade created a Women’s Section with the objective of allowing women coffee farmers to control and develop their own coffee through the whole chain from production through to export. As the women in DR Congo already carry out the largest proportion of the work the coffee farms, including harvest, this has meant focusing on the delivery of the coffee cherries to the washing station, and managing the washing and drying of the parchment coffee. The Women’s Section have built a total of seven of the fifteen Coopade washing stations to date, of which Kirindera was one of the first. These washing stations are entirely managed by the Women’s Section. Their aims are to improve both coffee yields and coffee quality, and by doing so to secure better livelihoods for their families. The women of Kirindera chose to call their coffee ‘Women’s Peace Coffee’ because of the atrocities that have been committed and which continue to be committed in Eastern DR Congo. By growing coffee, women can say no to what is happening, and in particular by employing young people they can provide them with an alternative so that they are no longer drawn to join the armed groups that are destabilizing Virunga National Park.
Produced by: Coopade Cooperative, North Kivu.
Varietal: Blue Mountain, Katwai and Rumangabo
Altitude: 1688 MASL
Suitable for all brewing methods
We are unable to continue to offer our coffee pre-ground and apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. To best enjoy our coffee, we’d always recommend buying wholebean and using a coffee grinder just prior to use.