Against a postcard backdrop of snowcapped mountains and wild jungles, the Kawa Kabuya co-op is producing coffees of exceptional quality.
Why we love this coffee
The Lubero and Beni districts of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo border the Virunga National Park, an otherworldly spectacle of biological diversity, populated with gorillas and chimpanzees. The same mountains that serve as home to these great apes provide an exceptional climate for coffee cultivation—cool nighttime temperatures help the fruit mature slowly and evenly.
Challenges presented by the rugged landscape and a lack of infrastructure are overcome by farmers determined to share the region’s unbelievable flavours with the rest of the world. The co-op gives these farmers a forum to share knowledge and build momentum for the crops they’ve worked passionately to cultivate.
About Starbucks Reserve® coffee
Our constant travels around the world take us in search of small-lot coffees that are distinctive enough to earn our Starbucks Reserve® label. Each coffee is one-of-a-kind—sourced from small coffee-growing regions in Latin America, Africa and Asia / Pacific Islands.
All Starbucks Reserve® coffees are roasted with care, at our Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, to bring out their peak flavour expression. They are available in limited supply in select Starbucks® stores or delivered to you.
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