Coffeelac’s Strategy in DRC


Increase Volume of Coffee Exported

Achieve economies of scale by increasing processing volume in the Goma
mill from 1,500 metric tons in 2016 to 4,000 metric tons in 2019.
Reduce illegal exportation through providing market access to farmers.
Support a healthy business environment and reduced taxation.

Improve quality of Commercial and Specialty 2 Grade Coffee

Build 15-20 Coffeelac Coffee Villages in Eastern DRC.
Train 25,000 farmers in Good Agricultural Practices.
Improve quality of home processed coffees to reach their potential as high quality
Specialty Arabica.
Build cupping and quality assurance infrastructure.

Increase farmer income and sustainable livelihoods

  • Train farmers in Financial Literacy.
  • Integrate Development Programs.
  • Provide financial access to farmers.
  • Provide price differential and second payment for quality coffee.
Support women’s economic empowerment.

Provide sustainability with shared value through traceable supply chains

  • Support environmental and social compliance measures that meet buyer and certification standards.
  • Ensure logistics and transportation infrastructure.

Implement recordkeeping and traceability systems.