The Muungano co-op are Fairtrade and Organic certified and are leading the way for an emerging growing region. MUUNGANO means “Togetherness” in Swahili. In 2009, 350 founding members came together and founded the Muungano Coffee Cooperative in eastern DR Congo. Today, all 4,300 Muungano members live in different communities that were divided by the civil war.
These dedicated coffee farmers made the choice to unite and combine their strengths in order to build a great future for their communities. The region possesses an exemplary combination of soil, climate and altitude and with the recent construction of a local micro washing station the ripe cherries can be processed immediately after picking, optimising the amount of sugars in the cherries which helps create the unique sweet taste profile of this coffee.
Cafedirect are proud to be the UK’s first and largest Fairtrade hot drinks brand, improving lives all over the world. And with at least a third of their sales certified as Soil Association Organic, they do their bit for the planet as well.
Unlike any other coffee company, Cafedirect invest 50% of their profits into PRODUCERS DIRECT, a UK charity that works directly with farmers to improve sustainability and livelihoods, right across the coffee growing world. The charity is run by farmers, for farmers, taking leadership and developing innovative solutions to the challenges they face.
This reciprocal, direct relationship enables them to provide their consumers with great tasting, very high quality and continually improving drinks.