the most dangerous cup of coffee in the world
Despite the danger, Congo is attracting some of the biggest names in coffee. Starbucks Corp. , based in Seattle, is investing $1 million over three years through its foundation. In March, Starbucks sold its first single-origin Congolese coffee online and at 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Mr. Mobutu was driven from power in 1997 by a rebel army led by Laurent Kabila, the father of Congo’s current president, but corruption and danger never faded from everyday life.
Artisanal roasters seeking the next great specialty coffee have descended on Congo despite Kalashnikovs and corruption; ‘good body and unthreatening complexity’