- Farm: Ibanda - Rwenzori
- Varietal: Blend inc. SL14 & SL28
- Altitude: 1600 – 2000 m.a.s.l.
- Process: Natural
- Owners: Rwenzori Coffee Company
Bright citrus acidity with notes of dried fruits, caramel and a slight hint of nuttiness.
Although Uganda is one of the leading producers of Robusta coffee, there is a steady growth of Arabica production, especially around the Mt Elgon area in the East of the country and the Rwenzori mountains in the west.
We have once again teamed up with the Rwenzori Coffee Company, the trading name of Agri Evolve, a Social Enterprise / Profit for Purpose organisation, working with smallholder farmers in Uganda to improve quality and quantity of agricultural crops and bring about sustainable development through excellent business practice. Along with the Kyagalanyi Coffee Company, one of the longest established coffee exporting companies in Uganda, they are providing an open transparent market for local farmers. Farmers are being trained and encouraged to rejuvenate their established coffee trees, in addition to planting new ones. Harvesting and processing are being improved, and significant investment has been made to establish a modern factory in the town of Kisinga which is our base in this beautiful region of Rwenzori.
This coffee comes from the area around Ibanda, which is a village in the northern part of Kasese District in the foothills of the Rwenzori mountains. Coffee farmers from several small communities from 1400 to 2000 m.a.s.l. bring their ripe cherries to Ibanda, where they are sorted, weighed and the farmers are paid. The cherries are then taken down to Bugoye coffee station where they are naturally processed.