The coffee production in Democratic Republic of the Congo is centered in the province of Lake Kivu. With about 11,000 farmers all over the country, they produce two main types of coffee – Arabica and Robusta. There are also co-operative associations like Muungano, Supacdi, and Furaha that are all valuable help to farmers in both sales and distribution.
In 1989, DR Congo used to export 119,320 tons of coffee. Unfortunately, the civil war caused a major drop in coffee production. When the war has ended, the country suffered from two major coffee disease: the coffee wilt disease and the coffee rust disease. Both epidemic diseases affected the country’s coffee production.