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Ethiopia Sidamo (Washed)
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SOPROCOPIV (Solidarite pour la Production et la Commerciaistation des Produits Industriels et Vivriers)
SOPROCOPIV is located on the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of Congo. After experiencing years of civil war and violence this co-op set about in 2007 to work toward improving their community. They applied for, and received, a grant from the EFICO Fund to work toward Utz Kapeh certification. Their goals are these: 1) Improve living conditions of the population - financially and socially - and fight environmental degradation, by improving coffee production. and 2) Work towards a stable and more peaceful DR Congo.
About 900 farmers contributed to this lot. The average plot of land per farm is about 0.5 ha. The processing is fully washed and de-pulped by hand within 24 hours of harvesting at the collection center. Fermentation is done for 24 hours in clean water and parchment is dried for about 3 weeks out in the sun.
After many years of SOPROCOPIV's hard work our importer states, "Coffee from the DRC hasn't had the best reputation in terms of quality. We believe we have found some really nice gems though. We have found that the Lake Kivu region can produce really stellar cups due to its altitude and varieties if proper care is taken during the harvest and processing. We are excited to see these coffees develop over the years!"