Thank you for your continued support of ECI! As you know, one of the critical components of our work is to provide resources and opportunities for poor smallholder farmers to increase their incomes by connecting them to sustainable private sector markets. We are proud to say that this work is paying off!
This summer Starbucks Coffee released its Starbucks Reserve® D.R. Congo Kawa Kabuya to 1700 stores in the U.S. and Canada. Also, Starbucks featured Congolese coffee in a new specialty beverage – Pepper Nitro with a Jerky Twist (wow!) – exclusively available at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.
We are honored to participate in the Congolese coffee value chain and incredibly grateful to Starbucks – along with Falcon Coffees and others – for bringing Congo’s world-class coffee to the world.
ECI isn’t done investing in and supporting Congolese coffee farmers. Next month, in partnership with Elan RDC, we will release our Congo Coffee Atlas. This innovative atlas will provide critical information in an easily digestible format, and serve as a resource for anyone interested in supporting Congolese coffee, whether they are a buyer interested in Congolese coffee or a socially conscious consumer.
Managing Director, ECI