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Mapendo Women's Co-op, Democratic Republic of Congo

Mapendo, swahili for “love,” is farmed in 16 separate lots by 4,200 farmers, nearly 40% of which are women. Mapendo farmers produce fully washed coffee that has been certified FTO since 2009. There are 3 washing stations, including one large and two mini washing stations. A fourth station is under construction along with a modern lab for cupping and quality control. This micro-lot is selected from the best day lots of only the Women producers of the Cooperative from those women run farms in the Kahele region and processed at the Buchiro, Chebumba washing station.

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Fikiri Charlotte's life has been positively impacted by growing coffee; it's allowed her to buy a goat for breeding, build a house, and buy another field where she's planted coffee trees. With the manure produced by the goat, she's able to strengthen the ecosystem of her farm through the fertilization of the fields.

 Mapendo congo coffee

Mapendo congo coffee

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Region: South Kivu
Farm: Cooperative Agricole Muungano
Varietal: SL-34 
Process: Washed
Altitude: 1,700 MASL
Exporter: Mighty Peace Coffee
Importer: Mighty Peace Coffee
SCA Quality Score: 86.75

Proportional Pricing Breakdown:

  • Farm Gate price for Green coffee equivalent (lb): $3.80
      • Farmer green coffee price NOT FOB price
      • transport, customs, export, insurance and other FOB costs are below
  • FOB to EXW costs (lb): $1.89
  • Transport Costs (lb): $.35
  • Final Landed Cost: $6.02
  • Roasting weight loss ~20%
  • Base cost per pound $7.22

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