coffee beans CONGO 250g 100% ARABICA

WHAT I DRINK

This coffee from Lake Kivu is fair trade and organically grown at an altitude of 1450 to 2000 meters. It has a nice balance between body and acidity. It remains soft with notes of yellow fruits and nuts.

WHAT I STAND FOR

The rebirth of a great terroir

Because they share a unique determination in an area of intense civil war, the producers are reviving the famous Lake Kivu coffee, a vintage for lovers of great terroirs.

The volcanic highlands on the shores of Lake Kivu in eastern DR Congo are home to a coffee terroir renowned for its generous aromas. An almost permanent civil war for 20 years has not been able to overcome the common vision of the 11,000 small farmers of SOPACDI. Their motto: coffee is our future. And for good reason: almost abandoned, the cultivation of coffee has regained its rights through conviction, technical support and the support of several companies involved in fair trade in Europe.

The coffee also comes from the CPNCK cooperative. 

 

SOPACDI

PARTNER SINCE 2013

- Project supported by COOPAC (Rwandan NGO) and Alterfin.
- ETHIQUABLE supports SOPACDI with 3 other committed companies, specialists in fair trade: Twin in England, Oxfam in Belgium, Equal Exchange in the United States

PRODUCERS

- Created in 2008 by a few producers
- 12,500 coffee growers

CPNCK

PARTNER SINCE 2018

- supported by the NGO 

 


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Coffee beans Ecuador 100% Arabica

WHAT I DRINK

This coffee from Ecuador, fair trade and organic, is cultivated at a high altitude of 1,000 to 1,500 meters in the Loja region. It offers a beautiful, smooth and balanced harmony, with notes of herbs and brown sugar.

 
WHAT I STAND FOR

The revival of a rare coffee in an isolated region

With the support of fair trade, the producers have renovated neglected coffee plantations and revealed a rare coffee. They were able to revitalize their region.

In the Loja region of Ecuador, farmers were getting little value for their coffee. Discouraged by the high fluctuations in world prices, they were abandoning their coffee farms. In less than 10 years, with the guarantee of fair and stable prices, the FAPECAFES cooperative has confronted the decline of coffee farming. The work undertaken in their coffee gardens (2 to 5 hectares of plots) has revealed all the qualities of their land. 

FAPECAFES, Federación Regional de Asociaciones de Pequeños Cafetaleros Ecológicos del Sur, has thus revived coffee growing in its region with a process of quality enhancement. Part of a cooperative, PROCAP, the Federation gathers other peasant initiatives from neighboring regions. 

For these isolated peasant families on the western slopes of the Andes, the direct export of quality coffee is a source of pride and recognition of their work. The economic results obtained by FAPECAFES have made it a reference cooperative in Ecuador.

Since 2003, we have supported their vision of agroecology and associated crops and the valorization of their land. Little by little, we have commercialized through fair trade other crops than coffee: plantain chips and peanuts.  

FAPECAFES

PARTNER SINCE 2003

- Puyango region, southern Ecuador
- The FAPECAFES center groups together 5 cooperatives, representing 1,200 small producers.
- PEASANT AGRICULTURE
- Small farmers with 0.5 to 3 hectares of land
- Coffee cultivation associated with cassava, arracacha, plantain, citrus fruits, peanuts...


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Coffee beans Colombia 100% ARABICA

WHAT I DRINK

This coffee from Colombia, fair trade and organic, is grown at high altitudes of 1300 to 1900 m. It has great persistence in the mouth. Finely acidic, it offers subtle notes of citrus.

WHAT I STAND FOR

The resistance of the Cauca farmers to the dominant model

The FONDO PAEZ cooperative is reviving the ancient Typica variety, the source of this coffee's acidic flavors. They cultivate coffee under forest cover, without chemicals, on small plots.

The Paez Indian communities live in a mountainous area of the department of Cauca in southwestern Colombia.
From the Spanish conquest centuries ago to the armed conflict that has raged in their territory for the past 40 years, the Paez, who now number only 30,000, have fought for their lives, their land, their culture and their right to self-determination. 
For them, the land represents more than a means of production: it is the terra madre, the goddess of the Earth in the Andean cosmogony.
This minority is still leading a peaceful struggle for the recognition of their culture. This project of marketing fair trade and organic coffee allows them to affirm their cultural identity

ETHIQUABLE, by guaranteeing a remunerative and fair price, allows the FONDO PAEZ to strengthen itself and maintain its ancestral way of cultivation. The cooperative has the means to act as a real lever for development. This Indian community, despite an extremely tense political context, knows and can resist peacefully.

By integrating the "fair trade" sector, FONDO PAEZ has seen an increase in the participation of Indian families within its organization. The resulting increase in income has allowed the families to invest 50% of their profits in improving the conditions of coffee production.

FONDO PAEZ

PARTNER SINCE 2008

- created in 1992
- 1000 Paez families
- project supported by AFDI 

LOCATION

Departments of Cauca and Huila in the southwest of Colombia located in the central Andes.

PEASANT AGRICULTURE

- 0.5 to 3 hectares of coffee per producer
- food crops: corn, beans, bananas...

 


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Strong coffee beans 1kg SUMATRA-GUATEMALA-CONGO

WHAT I DRINK

The terroirs of three continents combine to give you a full-bodied coffee that will appeal to espresso lovers.

The chocolate and spicy notes of Sumatra blend with the strength and exceptional aromas of Congo and Guatemala to give a full-bodied coffee with moderate acidity.

WHAT I STAND FOR

SOPACDI is located in Kivu, a region in the North East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The insecurity, the economic crisis, the displacement of populations following the genocide in Rwanda and the civil war in the DRC over the last 20 years have led to the near disappearance of the coffee industry.
Most of the coffee in Kivu is produced by small producers who are under-equipped and have no access to the market. Because they share a unique determination in a zone of intense civil war, the producers of SOPACDI are reviving the famous coffee of the Lake Kivu region, a vintage for lovers of great terroirs.

The project with the APODIP cooperative began in 2016 in a difficult context for this group of coffee producers. Their plots had just suffered an attack of rust, a devastating fungus.
APODIP went from a harvest of 8 to 2 containers of green coffee. The cooperative and its members have been hit hard by this dramatic drop. It can no longer sustain itself without diversification.

Years of civil war (1997-2004) ravaged this region, pitting the forces of the central government in Jakarta against the "Free Aceh Movement" (GAM) and forcing many farmers to abandon their land and flee to the nearby city of Medan. After a powerful tsunami struck the coastal region of northern Sumatra in 2014, the most devastating of its kind in modern times, peace agreements were signed, ending a generation of violence and allowing many to return to their land. A first direct election was held in 2006 and a GAM member was elected governor of the province. Permata Gayo was founded in 2006 at this time. It is made up of both native Acehnese and Gayonese families, as well as Javanese families who came to the area as a result of the incentive policies of the central government in the early twentieth century.

 

SOPACDI

PARTNER SINCE 2013

- Project supported by COOPAC (Rwandan NGO) and Alterfin(link is external) (micro-finance).
- ETHIQUABLE supports SOPACDI with 3 other committed companies, specialists in fair trade: Twin in England, Oxfam in Belgium, Equal Exchange in the USA. 

PRODUCERS

- Created in 2008 by a few producers
- 12,500 coffee growers
- Women play an important role

APODIP

PARTNER SINCE 2019

- 350 smallholder farming families in the lush Polochic Valley of southeast Alta Verapaz.
- Some have only coffee, some only cocoa, the rest both. A majority grow cardamom, Guatemala is the world's leading exporter of this spice. 

PERMATA GAYO

PARTNER SINCE 2018

- Province of Aceh, northwest of the island of Sumatra
- 2,020 members of the cooperative, spread over 35 villages

 

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Balanced coffee beans PERU-MEXICO-CONGO

WHAT I DRINK

The aromas and power of the volcanic terroir of Africa's Great Lakes blend beautifully with the sweetness and fine acidity of the coffee trees of Peru's Amazonian foothills.

The Mexican terroir of Alto Chiapas adds complex, fruity notes that give this coffee an ideal balance for everyday coffee.

WHAT I STAND FOR

The motto of the Sol y Café cooperative is "Soy Calidad, Soy Familia". Literally, they are a family. Every employee of the cooperative is either a producer himself or has direct family ties with one of the 1200 member producers. This explains its great transparency and its approach to quality in order to enhance its terroir. The cooperative conducts in-depth research on organic fertilizers, agro-forestry cultivation methods and local plant material in order to propagate the most aromatic and robust varieties in nurseries. A dynamic that we support with a remunerative price. The coffee also comes from the NORANDINO and ORO VERDE cooperatives.

SOPACDI is located in Kivu, a region in the North East of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The insecurity, the economic crisis, the displacement of populations following the genocide in Rwanda and the civil war in the DRC over the last 20 years have led to the virtual disappearance of the coffee industry.
Most of the coffee in Kivu is produced by small producers who are under-equipped and have no access to the market. Because they share a unique determination in an area of intense civil war, the producers of SOPACDI are reviving the famous coffee of the Lake Kivu shore, a vintage for lovers of great terroirs.

Majomut means "mockingbirds" in the Tzotzile language, one of the most represented languages in the Chiapas region, north of San Cristobal de las Casas. 
The cooperative brings together 940 families that reflect the richness of local cultures: 85% are Tzotziles, 15% are Celtzoles.
Based on fair trade and with a strong social mobilization, MAJOMUT has promoted programs of improvement and self-construction of housing, production of basic grains, food self-sufficiency, productive organization of women and the creation of a rural microbank.

 

SOPACDI

PARTNER SINCE 2013

- Project supported by COOPAC (Rwandan NGO) and Alterfin(link is external) (micro-finance).
- ETHIQUABLE supports SOPACDI with 3 other committed companies, specialists in fair trade: Twin in England, Oxfam in Belgium, Equal Exchange in the USA. 

PRODUCERS

- Created in 2008 by a few producers
- 12,500 coffee growers
- Women play an important role

SOL Y CAFE

PARTNER SINCE 2011

- Cooperative created in 2003
- 58 community associations
- 1026 members who grow their coffee in agroforestry

MAJOMUT

PARTNER SINCE 2012

- 1000 families in 35 communities
- Cooperative created in 1983
- Fair trade in 1995, organic in 1995, certified Symbol of Peasant Producers in 2011
- between 1000 and 1700 m of altitude


Organic and fair trade balanced coffee beans


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European organic farming label    Member of the Belgian Fair Trade Federation  Elue meilleure entreprise du commerce équitable           

We are certified for organic farming by Certisys BE-BIO-01