With 11,600 members in 21 sectors, Umoja "Solidarity" farmers produce fully washed dazzling specialty coffee certified FTO (SPP) and Utz.
Dignified Congolese farmers produce Kivu Arabica specialty coffees using various varieties, dominated by Bourbon varieties, grown on volcanic soil at an altitude of over 1,800 meters, between Lake Kivu and the Mitumba mountain range. Umoja coffee offers a complex mix of flavors: tropical fruits, wine, honey and lemon, with a Q score mid to high 80s across America.
The Peace Cooperative holds certifications Fair Trade and Organic.
In the 10 years farmers have been growing specialty coffee coopeartively, the sale of Umoja has helped to improve the living conditions of its members, providing schooling, housing, jobs and reducing coffee smuggling on Lake Kivu, while promoting women’s and pygmy rights. Umoja producers won the SCAA sustainability award.
Red Bourbon Heirloom
Dried fermentation for 12 hours, fermentation in water for 12 hours, soak for 12 hours
South Kivu in the Great Lakes Region in Congo
1,400 meters to 2,000 meters
22 C (71 F)
Black chocolate flavor and aroma
The long season is from March-June and the short season is October-December
Shipment Period: Availability year round
198 (60 kilo) bags
at Continental NJ
St. Louis, MO
"What a great start to the day! Getting to taste two fine coffees that you sent me! Thanks! The green looks very nice, good moisture, and the aroma during roasting was excellent. I found both of them to be very good and so different from each other.
I liked the Idjwi on it's own, it is very unusual for the region, but lean more toward the Umoja Wetu for retail sales in our coffee program."
"I roasted and cupped the samples (Idjwi and Umoja) which the Umoja grabbed my attention....
Umoja (And anything of that same quality) we would like to work with.”
Director of Coffee & Licensed
Q-Grader, Salt Lake City, UT
"The Umoja was quite lovely. I'd place it in the upper tier of DRC coffees I've encountered in my career. Sparkling acidity and crystal clear notes of apple and stone fruit. This coffee would've been right at home on a table of high-end Burundi or Rwanda lots. I would score this coffee comfortably in the 87 range....
If the pre-ship and arrival samples of the Umoja cup within one point of the sample you sent me, I would definitely purchase some.."
As a leader in "Seed-to-table" speciality coffee, we work closely with cooperatives in the DRC to bring dazzling Arabica to roasters and importers across North America.
Mighty Peace Coffee is a fully integrated social impact company that provides coffee lovers and ethical businesses with the highest quality coffee from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). We provide green beans to partners in 16 US markets and growing, from Anchorage and Oakland, to St. Louis, Boulder, Eugene, and beyond.
Our values drive ethical practices and uphold the three pillars of the Peace Trade. In partnership with various stakeholders we commit to shift attitudes and approaches to business in the DRC, and around the world.
Highest labor standards
Highest labor standards, fair trade and fair trade-equivalent certifications
Launching the Peace Trade
Partnerships with local civil society organizations, the United Nations, and African business owners associations working to create an economic transformation in conflict coffee growing regions