Plum, caramel, golden raisins, stone fruit
45 smallholder farmers at Kyagalanyi, Kapchorwa Washing Station
SL14, SL28, Bugisu Local
Washed, dried in the sun and in mechanical dryers
The Kapchorwa coffees are part of the Mt Elgon range Coffees: located on higher slopes of Mount Elgon, an extinct volcano in Eastern Uganda on the border with Kenya. Coffee is often grown in complex intercropping systems that combine coffee trees of various ages and varieties with shade trees, banana, beans and/or cocoyams. To protect the fields from soil erosion, farmers use shade trees, contour trenches, contour bunds, vegetative contours and mulch. There is still competition for land being a mountainous area and experiencing a lot of land fragmentation. Most farmers have between 2 to 4 acres of land and grow a range of crops. Coffee is the most important cash crop for the majority of the scheme farmers. Vegetable production and to a lesser extent maize production are also important cash generators. Crops produced for home consumption include banana, beans, peas, cassava, cocoyam and some potatoes.
All of our beans are roasted fresh when you place your order, guaranteeing your satisfaction!