Nespresso KAHAWA ya CONGO & More
Nespresso has excitingly launched a new organic coffee to help revive the fragile coffee farming in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The KAHAWA ya CONGO coffee is the first organic blend in Nespresso’s Reviving Origins programme. It’s the brand’s way of helping coffee production in regions impacted by adversities such as conflict, economic hardship, and environmental disasters.
I’m currently reading a book where the main character’s father has built his fortune through the coffee bean production in Brazil. It was so appropriate to have received this gift from Nespresso while reading about coffee.
One of my favourite things to do on the weekends is to make myself a great cup of coffee. Actually make that, 2 or 3 cups. It’s exciting to indulge in something different from your mundane routine of making coffee at work. The thought of coffee can make me get out of bed in the mornings on the weekend.
The concept behind Nespresso’s Reviving Origin’s programme is to help farmers restore coffee regions. Did you know that a few decades ago, coffee was the second most important export for DRC? Unfortunately, years of upheaval led to coffee volumes falling 10-fold since 1980. Nespresso is now working with 2,500 farmers to improve coffee quality and yield and embed sustainable farming practices while increasing their incomes.
Nespresso’s Reviving Trio Assortment
The Reviving Origins KAHAWA ya CONGO coffee (“Hope of Congo”) from Nespresso is a smooth and fruity seasonal blend, grown on the rain-rich volcanic soils of Lake Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
It’s the first organic blend in Nespresso’s Reviving Origins programme.
Next, we have the Reviving Origins AMAHA Awe UGANDA which is grown in the Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda. It stands out as a rich and clean espresso. The altitude and fertile soils of Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains made for exceptional coffee farming and thanks to Nespresso’s Reviving origins programme, it’s being restored.
Last but not least, we have the TAMUKA mu ZIMBABWE. Zimbabwe’s high mountains and cool temperatures make it ideal for growing coffee. Back in the 1990s when the country’s production peaked at around 15’000 tons of coffee, its quality was said to rival Kenyan coffee. Its aromatic profile is fruity and flowery.
Each time you purchase coffee from the Reviving Origins selection, you can know that you are helping bring economic stability to local farmers, as well as showcasing their craftsmanship to the world. The sleeves are available at Nespresso stores or online here.
Don’t forget that you can save your capsules to be recycled as aluminum is 100% recyclable. for more tips on how I try to be more eco-friendly in my day to day, read this post here.
Let me know if you’d like a more in-depth post explaining how Nespresso recycles their capsules to give them a new life.