Umoja (which means “solidarity”) comes from a cooperative of 11,600 members in the South Kivu region. The coffee is of the classic Bourbon varietal, and grown all the way up to 2,000 meters, overlooking Lake Kivu. This coffee has a pronounced sweetness and citric notes, and finds flavors of lemonade, apricot and dark chocolate. Fair trade coffee is not only slave free, but has a richness you won't believe, making you come back cup after cup.
Certified organic, fair trade, and kosher, these coffees are roasted in small batches at our partner beanery in Orange, MA. They pay close attention to ensure that the planting, care, harvesting and processing of the beans is done in conformity with international standards for the health of the farmer and their environment, as well as the high quality of the bean. The vast use of pesticides in coffee production has serious impact on the ecology of the coffee-growing world and the health of farm communities. Being shade grown, our coffees support healthy environments for coffee growers and protect critical migratory bird habitat. Each player in the cycle of production and distribution, from the farmer to the consumer, participates in socially just and environmentally responsible trade. The beans are from small farmer cooperatives, largely made up of indigenous peoples working hard to maintain their culture and lifestyles in a hostile world. By supporting these small coops, rather than large estates and mega farms, we're fighting the chronic poverty and malnutrition that tends to be commonplace in those environments.
- Grown in Democratic Republic of Congo
- Limited Edition
- Light roast
- Bags are a full pound
- Whole bean
Make it a fair trade morning with one of our beautiful hand painted ceramic mugs!