When most people drink their coffee in the morning, they don’t think too much about where it came from.
For JD Stier, where the coffee comes from, and how it gets here, is just as important as how it tastes.
Stier founded Mighty Peace Coffee after several visits to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in central Africa. His roommate in Madison was a refugee from the region.
Stier calls the area “the other Great Lakes region, the African Great Lakes.”
They’re “very similar to the American Great Lakes region. You’ve got these massive, massive lakes and agricultural populations (living in) that area in the center of Africa,” Stier said.