Congo Coffee Atlas Update
Thanks to industry-wide participation, voluntary cooperative and exporter submissions accounting for over 80% of the 2017-2018 crop year have been validated and merged to the Congo Coffee Atlas. The online dashboard is an industry-led tool designed to bolster visibility and improve decision maker access to timely and reliable Congolese coffee market data.
Through collective and collaborative efforts, we are pleased to report that the system now houses export data (volume, grade, certification), cupping competition scores, and cooperatives and exporter profiles (office and washing station locations, training programs, gender breakdowns, contact details, and more) dating back to 2015.
To learn more, we invite you to watch this explainer video produced to help you better understand what it is, what it does, and how you can leverage insights, improve your understanding of the Congolese coffee market, and facilitate your entry or expansion as a buyer.
Do you frequent coffee events around the world? Well, we’ve got you covered. You can download your copy of the recently improved promotional brochure from this dedicated link, or pick up your copy of the wherever you see the interactive Congo Coffee Atlas demonstration, likely at the next major coffee event.
In the meantime, to interact with and learn from the tool, the following is a list of just a few of the sites you can visit where organizations have embedded the highly transferable tool. The ever-expanding list includes: ÉLAN RDC, Eastern Congo Initiative (ECI), Association des Exportateurs du Cacao & Café de la R.D. Congo (ASSECCAF), Saveur du Kivu, and Kawa Kivu.
Multimedia and more on Congolese coffee in the press:
The Immense Potential for Specialty Coffee in the Eastern DR Congo by Susan Heller Evenson for Daily Coffee News (June 13, 2019)
Congo Coffee's Comeback for Coffee Magazine (May 22, 2019)
Mon Café, a Congolese Coffee Producer’s Poem by Célestin Kamungo Ruyenzi for ASSECCAF (March 2019)