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Apple, Strawberry, Molasses, Raw Honey
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: African Great Lakes
Washing Station: Buchiro, Chebumba
Blended Coffee Lot Name: Mapendo
Variety: SL 34
Elevation: 5,700 ft
Relational trade via Mighty Peace Imports
(A note from our importer)
Mapendo: Swahili for “Love”
Mapendo, swahili for “love,” is farmed in 16 separate lots by 4,200 farmers, nearly 40% of which are women. Mapendo farmers produce fully washed coffee that has been certified Fair Trade Organic since 2009. There are 3 washing stations, including one large and two mini washing stations. A fourth station is under construction along with a modern lab for cupping and quality control.
A Farmer’s Story
Fikiri Charlotte’s life has been positively impacted by growing coffee; it’s allowed her to buy a goat for breeding, build a house, and buy another field where she’s planted coffee trees. With the manure produced by the goat, she’s able to strengthen the ecosystem of her farm through the fertilization of the fields.