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Organic Umoja

A CBRC Featured Single Origin

Organic Umoja

$14.00

Roast profile

Organic Umoja

Organic Umoja is a USDA Certified Organic coffee from Africa's Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The name of this coffee, Umoja, means “Solidarity” in Swahili. The high altitude, climate and volcanic soil found in Africa’s Great Lakes region provides the perfect environment for growing coffee. Umoja beans are grown between Lake Kivu and the Mitumba Mountain range, at altitudes over 5,900 ft. It is medium roasted and offers a full-bodied cup, featuring sweet notes of lemon and orange with dark chocolate.

Organic Umoja

We sourced Umoja through Mighty Peace Coffee, whose mission is to provide coffee connoisseurs, specialty enthusiasts & ethical businesses with the highest quality coffee, while sharing the stories of Congolese friends & partners to inspire, educate, and end poverty, injustice, and conflict worldwide. 

Organic Umoja

Their values are based on the three pillars of "Peace Trade":

  • People - Upholding high labor standards, livable compensation & exceeding Fair Trade standards.
  • Planet - Committing to practices that support environmental sustainability like soil health, biodiversity, and organic regenerative models.
  • Peace - Providing sustainable economic opportunities while uniting communities previously divided by violence and the instability of armed conflict.

Learn More about Mighty Peace Coffee and Peace Trade: mightypeacecoffee.com

Organic Umoja

Mighty Peace works with a Congolese cooperative that consists of 11,600 members, mostly small farmers, for whom coffee is a vital and often sole source of income & stability. Umoja coffee supports 1,050 specialty farmers and 600 leaders within the cooperative. In the 10 years the farmers have been growing specialty coffee cooperatively, the sale of Umoja has helped to improve the living conditions of its members; providing schooling, housing, jobs, and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu. 

CBRC supports this effort to improve livelihood security, transparent trade and environmental responsibility, especially in these communities that have been historically made vulnerable by violence and armed conflict. 

We originally chose Umoja to be our 2020 limited edition summer seasonal can, but because we enjoyed the coffee so much and wanted to keep supporting the efforts of Mighty Peace, we received a second shipment to continue selling it through the fall.

Organic Umoja

All Photos Courtesy of Mighty Peace Coffee

 

Check out this article written by Jim Ngokwey from Mighty Peace Coffee to learn more about Congolese Coffee: Fresh Cup Magazine: The Myth of Congolese Coffee

 

About the Bean:

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Region: South Kivu

Altitude: 5,900ft 

Variety: Reb Bourbon Heirloom

Processing: Fully Washed

Roast Profile: Medium

CBRC Team Descriptions & Notes: Fruity Lemon, Orange, Orange Marmalade, Orange Rind, Cinnamon Pecan, Brown Sugar, Chocolate, Jaffa Cakes, Buttery, Heavy Body, Balanced Mouth Feel.

Check out our series of Umoja videos to hear directly from the Mighty Peace Co-op Farmers: Watch Now!

The Details:

  • 12oz Bag
  • 2.2lb Bulk Bag
  • Available in Whole Bean or Ground

Please Note:

  • CBRC 2.2lb bags and 12oz. bags can be custom ground for alternative brew methods or espresso. Please make your grinding requests in the “Order Comments” section of our check out page, and our team will reach out if they have any questions.

 

$14.00

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