This coffee is grown by small-scale farmers in the eastern part of DR Congo, near Lake Edward and north of Lake Kivu. The Coop, called, SOPROCOPIV is located between Butembo and Kirumba. Denis is the General Manager and Grace is an Agronomist who coordinates certifications. The coop’s main office and dry milling plant is in Butembo and the main washing station is in Kirumba.
Trading Partner: SOPROCOPIV
Farmer Profile: 3700 co-op members with 5900 Ha under cultivation
Direct Fair Trade Premiums: Premiums are paid in the form of cash to farmers, defraying costs of organic certification and agronomists, and building the coffee farmer's capitalization of the SOPROCOPIV Co-op.