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Our Gorillas... and why they matter

The Mountain Gorillas live in the Virunga volcanic mountains within three national parks in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. As of 2018, they are listed as endangered, although conservation efforts have vastly improved their numbers from a little over 250 in 1981 to over 1,000 as of today. So why do we care? Other than their magnificent beauty and enviable family values, we share 98% of the same DNA and saving them is ultimately saving us. The tropical forests they live in are the "lungs of our planet" and without them our lungs can't breathe. 


Silverbacks Coffee was founded because of them! When Tami came to Africa, it was the gorillas that came to her. Literally. She was charged by three silverbacks but stood respectfully... and shakily... until she was welcomed to the family as mother gorillas came out of the trees to nurse and groom their babies next to her. She fell in love immediately and could not stay away. As such, we are committed to helping with the conservation and protection of these incredible animals and that is why a portion of all proceeds are going directly to them. We welcome anyone who has not had the life changing experience of visiting these impressive beings to come and see for yourself. And have some coffee with us! 

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