It is safe to say that Ugandan Coffees are a treat. This Ugandan coffee will delight with high notes of red berry and quince, balanced out by a smooth vanilla and honey body and sweet, juicy clementine finish.
This coffee is so sweet and perfect for any brewing brewing method. We're loving it as our morning espresso at the moment, it is simply outstanding.
For a long time now, we have been meeting with Martin, of Agri Evolve, who works together with his son, Jonny and smallholder coffee farmers in Rwenzori near to the Rwenzori Mountains in Uganda.
Jonny, based in Uganda and Martin, based right here in Yorkshire, are focusing on producing and improving great quality coffee crops to bring about sustainable development within the local community.
The Farm - Ibanda Vilage
The Ibanda village is located in the northern part of Kasese District, situated in one of the many valleys of the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Agri Evolve established a buying centre here for the farmers of Ibanda and the surrounding communities higher up on the hillsides. Farmers typically have between 1 and 2 acres of land and coffee is their main cash crop. Our Field Officers work with the farmers in groups throughout the area. Farmers have been shown how to improve their yields by using good agricultural practices. The quality of the harvest has also been greatly improved by encouraging farmers to only pick the fully ripe cherries. This gives the best prices.
The Process - Hand-picked, floated, sun-dried
Ripe, red coffee cherries are harvested daily during the harvest season and taken to Ibanda. The cherries are weighed, assessed for quality and the farmers are paid in cash. From here trucks carry the cherries to Bugoye Coffee Station. Here the cherries are floated and graded before being sun-dried in the polytunnels to protect them from rain. Our teams turn the cherries several times each day to ensure even drying whilst allowing the cherries to mature and develop their full rich
Our coffees are ethically sourced from green coffee buyers who are committed to excellent coffee, excellent standards and paying their farmers an excellent price. We source, roast, blend and pack the coffee ourselves, to ensure that the coffee makes as few journeys as possible once it has left the farm.