First born from purchasing a tuk tuk in 2009, Jericho Coffee Traders has gone on to set up coffee shops across Oxford. They have a brilliant array of coffees for sale and we love popping into their coffee bar when we're in the city of Oxford.
We previously featured a brilliant coffee from DR Congo, here's a little about it... Despite decades of challenges and decline to coffee exportation, specialty coffee is bringing new investment and hope to the Kivu region in DR Congo. The terroir provides an ideal environment for specialty arabica cultivation, with plentiful sunshine and rainfall, high elevations; and rich, fertile volcanic soils. Jericho partners with Virunga Coffee to source their beans, an organisation who has achieved international standards of organic certification and leads an organic partnership with over 2,300 smallholder coffee farmers, working with farmers to get them the tools and training they need. This special coffee is great as a filter or a funky espresso based drink. The Katanda 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 coffee 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. Local coffee companies have sought to overcome many of these problems through hands-on farmer education and investment in local infrastructure such as roads and bridges. This has allowed quality improvements every season and, in turn, higher premiums for farmers.
We're now featuring a Guatemalan coffee from Jericho Coffee Traders, and here's a bit more info!
The Coffee Name
Red grape, brown sugar and biscuits
Why we like it:
Produced by a small cooperative this chocolate tasting Guatemalan is smooth and delicious