Nyamasasa Washing Station - Organic

Democratic Republic of Congo

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Located high up on hills overlooking Lake Kivu, on the opposite side of the lake from Rwanda the SOPACDI comprises of 4,023 active smallholder farmer members, 1,276 of whom are women.

The farmers represent several villages in the area, and own an average of 1.6 hectares of land each. The coffee is certified organic and is grown on sandy clay loam soil.

Joachim Munganga, who was a farmer himself, founded SOPACDI in 2003 by lovingly restoring a washing station in the area, which provided service and market access to the growers in these extremely remote highlands.

The cooperative was the first to achieve Fair Trade certification in Congo. Members of the cooperative represent several different ethnic groups, speaking Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Kihavu, and many of the women members are widows.

The farmer members deliver their coffee in cherry form and it is fermented twice at the washing station, first for 12 hours dry, then again underwater for 12 hours after being washed and graded in the washing channels. The coffee is dried for 20–25 days on raised beds under the shade of a net.


Juicy and sweet like freshly squeezed oranges, sugary with caramelised comfort, dark decadent chocolate, citric acidity and smooth floral hint on the finish.

We picked this one to welcome spring with coffee that's as bright and warm as the sunshine we all need and yes, we are sharing it with you ahead of the crowd.


GOOD LIFE COFFEE is a multi award winning Great Taste Producer sourcing ethical, fully traceable and sustainable coffees. This is an Organic coffee that is also a Carbon-Negative product, so you can feel good and enjoy a healthier, happier planet with GOOD LIFE.


Process: Washed

Varietal: Bourbon

SCA Score: 84

Roast: Medium

Certification: Organic

Elevation: 1800 masl

Producer: SOPACDI (Solidarité Paysanne pour la Promotion des Actions Café et Development Intégral)

Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

Region: South Kivu Province