Author's note: I traveled to the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in May of this year, to participate in the third annual Saveur du Kivu and visit with Higher Grounds' producer partners at the Muungano coffee farmers cooperative. road |rōd| noun 1. a wide way leading from one place to another, especially...
Posts tagged: Congolese coffee
"The GALS has improved the economy of so many households. The women and children are now participating in the decision-making in their household and community, and they have now joint planning and transparency in their households."
I’ve been captured by the allure of one of the last standing bastions of potential for specialty coffee production left in the world. I write this as I travel across the world for a second visit to the eastern shore of Lake Kivu in the DRC in less than a year.
As I cross the Atlantic Ocean on the beginnings of a 36-hour journey to eastern DR Congo, I struggle to find an easily digestible way to explain why I am looking forward to going to one of the most dangerous places in the world. There is just so much to say.