The effects of decades of war reach every corner of the beautiful Congo, and yet communities just like Idjwi are rising up, organizing, and planting the path towards a brighter, safer future.
The return of the Congolese coffee industry is directly contributing to peace in the region. Former rebel commanders and their soldiers are replacing guns with beans. With each purchase of Mighty Peace Coffee, survivors of sexual violence are gaining independence and financial freedom, while building a safe community for their families.
The Organic Congo Idjwi is the most recent addition to the Barriques coffee lineup. It is produced in partnership with Mighty Peace Coffee, a women led and run organization that set out to revolutionize the global narrative of farmers, Africans, and coffee industry stakeholders, while creating inclusive economies. They call it the 'Peace Trade'. Their first area of focus is in the richly fertile Great Lakes region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Their team on the ground works directly with the small farmers in the area to continuously improve their cultivation and farming practices, while providing rigorous quality control to make sure they are shipping only the finest green coffee.
Our roastery crew took great pains to find the perfect roasting profile for this coffee to show off its full potential. The medium roasted Congo Idjwi is a deep, rich, and nutty coffee in the cup with the classic taste of cacao in the background. The finish is full, tight, and clean in a pure testament to the incredible quality of the green coffee. Enjoy the coffee and join us in helping support the Peace Trade.
Matt, Co-Owner Barriques
Barriques has the good fortune to be a part of thousands of people's lives every day, even if just for a moment. Partnering with Mighty Peace Coffee seemed like a natural way to share fantastic coffee combined with a deep commitment to positive social impact.
Liza, CEO Mighty Peace Coffee
The return of the Congolese coffee industry is directly contributing to peace in the region. With each purchase of Mighty Peace Coffee, survivors of sexual violence are gaining independence and financial freedom, while building a safe community for their families.