Rebuild Women’s Hope

The Story

Rebuild Women’s Hope (RWH) was started by 28 year old Marceline Budza, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo during one of the most violent periods in the country’s history. In fact it was due to the economic and social struggles faced by her mother that Marceline was driven to pursue agronomy studies at university.

She was inspired to create RWH to help women take charge of their lives and respond to the daily suffering, persecution, poverty and violation of rights she saw women face in her society. In the DRC, a woman has been traditionally considered less valuable than a man, and incapable of contributing to her family and community’s needs through dignified work.

RWH was born out of the desire to combat this idea, through uniting a group of coffee producing women who are fighting against inequality in women’s rights and re-establishing the value of a woman’s work. For that reason, RWH works to create a spirit of entrepreneurship and self-management in women to raise the standard of living in their communities and across their nation.

How the coffee mill came about

Coffeelac, is the largest coffee processor and exporter of Arabica beans in Eastern DRC. Run by a third-generation coffee farming family, the Nicolaides; Coffeelac focuses on sustainable practices and providing access to finance and good agricultural training for farmers.

A few years ago they built the first washing station for Rebuild Women’s Hope on the shores of Lake Kivu in Idjwi Island. Since its inception RWH coffee mill has helped change the lives of over 2,800 Congolese women.

Shop Rebuild Women’s Hope Coffee here

Wonberta is Back!

We are so excited to have Wonberta back on our shelves and this year’s crop is better than ever! Exhibiting everything we love about Wonberta, the unique flavours of classic strawberry jam, sweet fruits and mixed blossom honey notes. It’s the perfect light body, filter brew coffee.

This beautiful Ethiopian coffee is grown in the fertile soils around the Wonberta mill in Kercha. The mill has been operating for over 11 years, buying from around 500 neighbouring small-scale growers ensuring that the quality and production of this coffee is of a high standard.

This is a natural processed coffee, this process only uses fully ripe cherries which are handpicked to ensure only the fresh, ripe red and purple cherries are used and are sun-dried on African drying beds without any pulping or washing. The coffee is then milled, graded, sorted by hand, bagged up and sent to our HQ’s to be speciality roasted and brewed with love.

Will you enjoy this bean?

The unique flavours of Wonberta are best discovered through a filter brew, with notes of strawberry jam, sweet fruits and mixed blossom honey. This bean is one of Ethiopia’s best offerings, a unique cup that, if you like black coffee is a must try!

 

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