Kivu coffee: Starbucks Reserve® Eastern D.R.Congo Lake Kivu

Perseverance, community commitment produce “elegant” coffee

March 14, 2016
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Starbucks and partners combined power and reach to create an opportunity for a really spectacular coffee. Starbucks Reserve® Eastern D.R.Congo Lake Kivu is part of our small-lot limited availability coffee assortment. It will be available in select stores and online starting in March. This offering is only the second coffee Starbucks has featured from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It’s the first in reserve stores.

It represents the work of more than 4,000 coffee farmers. Congo Lake Kivu exemplifies strength and hope towards sustainment of the coffee community and a better future.

In February 2016, Starbucks leaders and a representative from the East Congo Initiative gathered to talk about the partnership and the coffee.

Leslie Wolford, Senior Coffee Quality Development Specialist, says this year’s crop has produced an elegant coffee with much more finesse.

For more information on the project in the Congo that helped restore the country as a source of coffee, click here.

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