Democratic Republic of Congo Umoja - Green - Bodhi Leaf Coffee Traders

Democratic Republic of Congo Umoja - Green

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: South Kivu
Varietal: Bourbon
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,480 - 2,000 M
Grade: 1
Certification: Organic, Fair Trade
Cupping: Browned Butter, Cherry Limeade, Tropical Fruit & Vanilla Cola.
Recommended Roast:City+ to Full City
Good For: Pour Over, Auto Drip, Blends & French Press

Description: Umoja coffee thrives to fruition in the Congolese forested highlands - elevation ranging from 1,480 - 2,000 meters. The cooperation with whom we work consists of 11,600 members, mostly small farmers, men and women for whom coffee is a vital and even sole source of income and stability. 

Your order supports 1,050 specialty farmers and 600 cooperative leaders. Their fully-integrated coffee business is enabling multiple stakeholders to help improve the living conditions of its members, providing schooling, housing, jobs, and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu, while promoting women's pygmy rights.

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews
Jack Martin

I drink it one cup at a time.

Henry Watkin
Organic Umoja

Very good.

Frank Stacey

Nothing to rave about

Brian Smith

Democratic Republic of Congo Umoja - Green

The Politics of Coffee

I jumped at the chance to taste a coffee grown a few mountain ranges from more familiar coffee growing locations: Ruli Mtn. Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda.

Like we’ve had “conflict diamonds”, look at these beans through the prism of “conflict beans”; the coffee experience goes beyond “mere taste” to issues like where we provide wealth and honest industry, we reduce the likelihood of war that escalates into ethnic strife.

My peeve is that beyond “stone fruit” we don’t know - and don’t seek to find out - really what the fruits are that characterize the beans we brew: Otien aka Agbalumo, aka Odala is an African fruit that has a juice that turns into a chewing gum substance as you drink the sap and eat the flesh of the fruit; I never see it mentioned in reviews but instead read about raspberry flavors, where none grow.

Finally: If you break the $10/LB down, that’s ~30 cents/cup!!!

farm to cup

We get our beans from the farms and roast coffee daily. We truly are farm to cup.