Mutendero village is located in the Isale region of Nord-Kivu (North of Lake Kivu), on the edge of Virunga National Park, bordered by Uganda to the east. The region has excellent conditions for speciality arabica production with plentiful rainfall, high altitude and highly fertile volcanic soils. The region is also very poverty-stricken and has had a severe lack of infrastructure which has made high quality arabica both difficult to produce and very challenging to export. Virunga Coffee Company has sought to overcome many of these problems through hands-on farmer education and investment in local infrastructure such as roads & bridges. This has allowed quality improvements every season and, in turn, higher premiums for farmers.
Mutendero Coffee Washing Station (CWS) is one of 5 washing stations belonging to Virunga Coffee Company, setup by Schluter in 2012 to produce high quality coffees for the speciality market and increase premiums for the thousands of smallholder farmers in the region. At 1,820m asl Mutendero is the highest altitude of all Virunga’s CWS’.
Virunga now have now trained over 2,300 famers in GAP (Good agricultural practices) and obtained organic certification for these farmers in the Isale region. They have 7 full time field officers (trained agronomists) working in the region & have planted over 400,000 seedlings to be distributed amongst the smallholders in Isale.See plans and pricing
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Bewley’s Coffee Project subscription showcases some of the finest coffees from around the world chosen for their uniqueness, exciting flavours and quality. They are roasted in small batches to suit their individual characteristics and to get the best possible flavour.Subscribe now
What’s in The Box?
Each month as part of your subscription, you'll receive a unique coffee selected for its characteristics and flavour, including tasting notes that will guide you through an exciting journey of speciality coffee.See plans and pricing
How do you select the coffee?
Each month we select our coffee based on seasonality, great stories and uniqueness. We then hand roast it to bring out its individual flavours and nuances. Each coffee you receive as part of your subscription has been carefully chosen to bring you on a journey through the world of coffee.
What are the delivery costs?
There is a one-off standard delivery charge with your initial subscription order. Every month after this is included in this charge. We also ship subscriptions internationally – delivery fees will be displayed at the checkout page.
Will the box fit in my letterbox?
The box is 55mm (2.2 Inches) deep, and should fit through most standard letterboxes.
How much coffee will I receive each month?
Your monthly subscription includes a 227g bag of fresh, hand roasted coffee (enough for approximately 30 cups).
How fresh is the coffee?
Our coffee is seasonal and is roasted approximately 1-2 weeks before it arrives at your door. The roast date will be displayed on each bag of coffee.
Is the coffee ethical/Fairtrade?
All the coffee we source is sustainable and ethical. In each month’s tasting notes you will find out more about the farm that each coffee comes from.
When will I receive my first box?
Our coffee is shipped once, at the end of each month. If your subscription order is placed after the 14th of any month you will have to wait and will receive the following month's coffee as your first box.