In Ituri, the farm has partnered with an old family friend and entrepreneur, Miru Lubenga, to build the “Grains D’Or” washing station, catering to coffee cherries sourced from 870 registered farmers. From there, Miru and his team prepare a variety of washed and natural micro-lots.
Miru’s family have a 50+ year history in coffee through family-owned coffee estates. This new venture represents an opportunity for the new generation to restart old family traditions in coffee.
Whilst many know Congolese coffees from Lake Kivu, very few people know of coffees from Ituri, making it the “best-kept secret of Congolese coffees”.
Whilst most of Lake Kivu coffees are grown in volcanic soils, Ituri has red soil with unique cold weather and high altitude and micro-climate.
Black splendor plum, chocolate, nutty, buttery mouthfeel
Altitude: 1,100 - 1,800 m