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- Two different single-origin coffees each month in the following size: 2x250 gr.
- We recommend buying your coffee whole bean in order to preserve it as fresh as possible.
The coffees are suitable for filter brews but many of them can be enjoyed as espresso if you have an espresso machine at home.
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This month we bring you UGANDA:
Known to be one of the birth place of the coffea canephora (aka robusta), Uganda is gaining a place in the specialty coffee market thanks to the high quality of its arabicas. Some regions in Uganda have the right combination of soil, altitude and climate to produce excellent coffee. This month we will bring you to the "Pearl of Africa" - as many Ugandans like to remind you. Get ready to land on the shore of the Lake Victoria and Albert, cross one of the source of the river Nile or climb the green slopes of the Mount Elgon, where arabica plants thrives and offer an important source of income for the livelihoods of the Ugandan coffee farmers
However, as stated on our supplier's webpage, Uganda has never been a favourable place to be a coffee farmer. However, specialty coffee is slowly on the rise. With incredible growing conditions and the help of some of the industry’s most renowned developmental entrepreneurs, we are helping to breathe new life into the region of Zombo in the northwest of the country.
More info for the country profile in the two attached screenshots (source: J. Hoffman, The World Atlas of Coffee)
MOUNT ELGON - WASHED ARABICA - MBALE - UGANDA
Smallholder farmers living on the slopes of Mt. Elgon- Eastern Uganda are blessed with rich, fertile soil, beautiful surroundings, and excellent conditions to cultivate high quality coffee - like this full body and chocolaty beans, with flavor of hazelnut and marzipan.
- Producer: Mt Elgon Agroforestry Coop.
- Location: Mbale.
- Altitude: 1600-1900m.
- Process: Washed Arabica.
- Varieties: SL14/SL28/Nyasaland.
- Origins: Uganda.
- Ingridienser: Ristede kaffebønner
Mt Elgon Agroforestry Communities Cooperative Enterprise Ltd (MEACCE Ltd) is a farmer- owned Secondary tier organization owned by 11 primaries with a combined membership of 3,033 farmers (2,433 males and 600 females) that produces certified (FTO/RA) Washed Bugisu Arabica Coffee grown on the slopes of Mt Elgon (in the districts of Mbale, Bududa, Manafwa, Sironko, Bulambuli, and Kapchorwa) with the mandate to increase farmer household income.
The 11 primary cooperatives under MEACCE are; Bunabude, Yilwanako, Bumugibole, Sipi, Demukata, Konokoyi, Bumatanda North, Buwesswa, Futsa, Bushiribo and Namanyonyi Shalom. Our predominately Agroforestry community farmers grow coffee at elevations ranging from 1,300 to 2,100 meters under canopies of the indigenous trees and bananas.
MEACCE takes quality as a heart of its business and it has prepared its farmers and staff adequately in these aspects. The quality process starts from the farm through quality assurance, primary society and at MEACCE headquarter through strict quality control measures. Cup score profiles range from 82 to 84+ in the lower altitudes and between 84 to 86+points in the higher altitudes.
Our Vision is to see a socially and economically empowered community in a sustainable environment through improved coffee quality, certifications, improved access to international markets, improved access to finance, more robust and viable cooperative business and advocacy for gender justice.
A unique entrepreneurial approach with 8 coffee microstartions, where farmers build, own, operate, and supply cherry coffee to them. Zombo is a hybrid of a private company, farmer cooperative, milling station, NGO and exporter where farmers own the microstations themselves.
With incredible growing conditions and the help of some of the industry´s most renowned development entrepeneurs, we are helping to breathe new life into the region of Zombo in the northwest of the country.
Notes: Berry-like and floral, “Kenyan” flavours with subtly different bodies, from silky to thicker chocolate.
- Producer: Zombo Coffee Partners.
- Location: Ovuru Village, Paidha, Zombo District, Uganda
- Altitude: 1,300 - 1,700 meters above sea level
- Process: Fully-washed
- Varieties: Predominantly SL14
- Origins: the origin is Zombo
- Ingridienser (notes): This microlot has fruity and floral, “Kenyan” flavours with subtly different bodies, from silky to thicker chocolate.