Congo – Umoja Batwa – Washed

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Region
African Great Lakes

Province
South Kivu

Territory
Kalehe

Washing Station
Chibanja

Altitude
1,500-1,800 masl

Variety
SL-34

Process
Fully Washed

Fermentation
12 hours dry, 24 hours wet

Drying
12-21 days on raised beds
Down to 10-12% moisture

Congo Umoja Batwa Washed
Swahili for “Solidarity”

Umoja Batwa is produced by 105 Batwa, pygmies, smallholder farmers. Due to their smaller stature and oftentimes isolation in Congo’s rainforest, this community has often been marginalized, persecuted and excluded from the modern economy. Their integration in the coffee sector serves as an opportunity to participate in the economy and society and have access to the same opportunities afforded to all Congolese citizens. Through the cooperative they’ve also been able to fund scholarships for their members such as Marc Tulinabo Mambo.

A Farmer’s Story
Marc Tulinabo Mambo I am a university student. I’ve been working for four years in coffee in order to support my family and our community. We still need to do more and hope that by being able to produce more and higher quality coffee, we will bring financial stability and education to our community.

 

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