Virunga Coffee Company
Established in 2011, Virunga Coffee is a coffee exporter operating throughout North and South Kivu. As one of Congo's leading exporters of specialty coffees, Virunga has supported production and processing level improvement through its diversification of treatment methods, promotion of the establishment and commercialization of tree nurseries and distribution of improved planting materials and ensuring that its expanding network of producers have access to training in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP).
Objectives of ELAN’s Partnership
Intervention 1 – Coffee
In support of the effort to improve the volume and value of Congolese coffees, teamed to establish micro-washing stations, and expanding expansion efforts to ensure that a greater number of producers of access to training, and directing quality premiums to producers of realizing quality and volume improvements through the application of teaching practices and leveraging access to value adding equipment and established micro washing stations.
Intervention 2 – Coffee
Building on initial efforts to realize increased value addition at all levels, teamed to augment teams and in-house agronomic technical capacity, ensure the provision of extension to a greater network of producers, construct and maintain sundried treatment stations, and establish tree nurseries and systematic approach to bolster the distribution of improved planning materials.