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The Art of Coffee

Congo Coffee in War and Peace

Congo Coffee in War and Peace
On the Lake Kivu islands, finding a buyer for the raw cherries meant a two-day trip, in a fragile wooden canoe, to Rwanda. The lucky farmers, when they arrived, expected to find prices below market value for their coffee. The less fortunate farmers were attacked and robbed, giving the Congolese locals the number of 2,000 [estimated] coffee growers that have drowned over the years, during this trip.