The eastern mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo are ideally suited for coffee cultivation. Unfortunately the political instability and social unrest has kept this origin from meeting its full potential. In the near past, farmers had to smuggle their coffee into Rwanda as there were no resources available in the Congo. Fortunately, a few cooperatives have emerged in recent years, perhaps none more successful than SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café ed Développement Intégral).
South Kivu, DR of Congo
Meters Above Sea Level
A robust, vegetal bouquet complements full flavors of char-broiled steak and slate with a slightly smoky finish resembling cavendish tobacco and leather.