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DETAILS

Roasted by: Provision Coffee in Tempe, AZ
Roast Profile: Light
Sourcing: Single Origin
Origin(s): Congo
Tastes: Pear, Key Lime, Rooibos Tea
Varietal(s): Sl34
Process: Washed

DRC MAPENDO WOMEN #1367

Pear, Key Lime, Rooibos Tea
Light
Roasted by Provision Coffee

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DETAILS

Roasted by: Provision Coffee in Tempe, AZ
Roast Profile: Light
Sourcing: Single Origin
Origin(s): Congo
Tastes: Pear, Key Lime, Rooibos Tea
Varietal(s): Sl34
Process: Washed

Curator's Notes

Coffee with the soul of iced tea! Delicate bosc pear notes dance up front while smooth herbal tones of rooibos rise in the back. Bright lime and a silky mouthfeel round out this refreshing brew from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Roaster's Notes

Retail $19 This is the first year we purchased coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), brought to us by Mighty Peace Coffee. Mighty Peace is a women-and-minority-owned social impact coffee company based in the U.S. with offices in Europe and Africa. Mighty Peace was born out of the Congolese peace movement by an international team of business leaders, coffee experts, innovators, community organizers, and human rights defenders. Currently they are serving 9,000 farmers in the DRC by delivering high-quality specialty coffee to 84 U.S. coffee companies. Mapendo is Swahili for “love.” Many of the women that produced Mapendo are widows as a result of the conflicts that have destabilized parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gender justice is one of the key pillars of Mighty Peace, and they’ve worked with organizations such as OXFAM to implement "Gender Action Learning Systems." These systems comprise role playing and visual tools to help women farmers plan sustainable livelihoods. Since 2009, Mapendo farmers produce fully washed coffee that has been certified Fair Trade Organic (FTO). They have three washing stations, with a fourth in construction that will include a modern lab for cupping and quality control. This coffee shares similarities to regions such as Rwanda and Burundi, but the exceptional washing process is what makes it really stand out. It produces a clean cup with sparkling acidity and layers of complexity. We taste crisp pear, key lime, subtle notes of tart raspberry, and lingering herbal notes reminiscent of rooibos tea.

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