DR Congo Organic Robusta

Cup notes available upon arrival
$1.89 / lb $250.00 / bag
Bag Weight 60 KG BAG
Harvest Season 2020/21
Mar 2022
SKU P608936-1
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About This Coffee

History of Coffee in DR Congo  

Although commercial production of green coffee did not begin in Congo in any meaningful way until the end of the nineteenth century, Robusta has been known to grow wild throughout the region for so long that 100 years ago Robusta was sometimes called “Congo coffee” regardless of where it was grown. In 1895, a well-known botanist, professor Lament, toured the country and declared it so suitable for growing coffee that it could become a “second Brazil," and Arabica plantings increased dramatically. By 1905, half a million coffee plants were under cultivation and exports reached 41 tons. 

Growing Coffee in Dr Congo  

Traditionally a Robusta producer, in recent years, Arabica from the highland areas has begun to attract attention from specialty coffee roasters. With development commitments from large roasters and quality development assistance from coffee traders like Schluter (now Olam Specialty Coffee Europe), DR Congo is now on the specialty coffee map. Washing stations have appeared in every growing region over the last five years and the country has hosted cupping events. 

  • Status Forward
  • Bag Type Grain Pro / Ecotact
  • Plant Species Robusta
  • Coffee Grade DRC CR NAT HTM/N/M
  • Country of Origin Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Warehouse Continental NJ
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  • CTRM Contract Number P608936-1