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SOME INFO ABOUT OUR COFFEE AND PARTNERS
Our coffee is produced by a Co-operative named Muungano which means "togetherness" in Swahili. The people; Bahunde, Bahavu, Bashi, Batembo, and Congolese of Rwandan origin of Eastern Congo were divided by war. Through the Co-operative they are working together again and creating better prospects for their families.
From the founding 350 members in 2009, the Co-operative grew to over 4000 members by 2015. They are producing fully washed Arabica in the mountains against the serene backdrop of Lake Kivu. With a huge commitment to improving gender rights issues and a passion for quality, Muungano cultivates some of the country's finest speciality coffee.
TWIN is our partner for production and trading support and a source of continuous inspiration through their dedication to quality, sustainable development, and community.
Anette Moldvaer is our project's consulting Coffee Expert and Master Roaster, and believed in our ideas enough to take on KIVU out of passion! We are grateful for her generous sharing of knowledge and experience, and for making delicious coffee.
"I am inspired by the resilience and passion of people within local communities producing high quality coffee under challenging circumstances. Lake Kivu is a volcanic Lake between Rwanda and DR Congo, resting upon one of the most active rift valleys in the world. Known both for its dangerous disposition and precious resources, the lake's duality is a metaphor to the region's complex realities. Its no surprise that coffee grown near it's shores is special. Through our project we hope to promote more connections with DRC by leading with creative collaborations, while supporting trade and local social initiatives. KIVU is a small project with big ideas."
- Christina Hardy
We offer our coffee online, ship to most countries, and will slowly announce select retail partners in the following places!
79a Wilton Way, London Fields E8 1BG [Tuesdays - Sundays]
CAFE FOU FOU
[Just Opened!] 10 Rue Oberkampf 75011