This year we met the last local exporter from Uganda. Committed and passionate, he does everything possible so that the quality of his coffees is recognized.
His project "Cherry Selection Coffee Program" aims to offer more traceability and quality. By working with him, we participate in his commitment, which aims to better remunerate growers who pick cherries at their optimum point of ripeness.
Cherry Selection Coffee Program:
7,000 producers are associated with this project and benefit from training on their plantations or on a pilot farm. This coffee therefore comes from the most qualitative productions of 12 geographical areas.
Grown on protected soils, in the heart of an advantageous microclimate and under the natural shade of banana trees, this coffee perfectly reflects the richness of its terroir. Return their letters of nobility to the cafes of Uganda.
After harvest, the cherries are sorted at the grower and then transferred to Kasese at the Great Lakes Coffee drying station. They are then spread in a single layer on African wood kilns and left to dry for three days, under constant supervision. Coffees are recorded in individual batches for complete traceability.
Terroir of Mount Rwenzori
Historically known as the "Mountains of the Moon", the Rwenzori region borders Uganda and the Republic of the Congo. Mount Rwenzori is one of the last African peaks that still has eternal snow, Rwenzori means "water maker" because these mountains feed many rivers in the region. Thus are the last glaciers in Africa, with Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya, which surround the coffee plantations of this region. A region where the locals have been brewing coffee naturally for decades.
Producer: Small Farmers
Zone: Mount Rwenzori, Southwest Region
Drying Station: Kasese, Great Lakes Coffee
Variety: SL 28, SL 14
Altitude: 1500-1800 masl
Process: Natural, Dried on African Beds
Tasting Notes: Pineapple, Malt, Prune, Mango, a fruity and vinous profile.