Origin - Uganda
Location - Kisinga
Processing - Natural, hand-picked, sun-dried
Altitude - 1300 - 1900m.a.s.l.
Variety - A mixture of old varieties, and more recent introductions, SL14 and SL28
Roast - Medium
Cup profile: Full bodied, well balanced, with rich aromas. Sweet spicy fruit, notes of dark chocolate with walnut
Kisinga is the small town where our main coffee station is in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Cherries are brought to Kisinga from a wide area and our ‘Kisinga’ coffee is a selection of the best lots processed during the 2021 fly season. Farmers typically each have about 2 acres of land and coffee is their main cash crop. We have a team of agronomists working with the farmers who operate as groups throughout the area. Farmers have been shown how to improve their yields by using good agricultural practices. This also enables them to get the highest price for the best coffee.
The farmers carefully select ripe cherries which are then collected and transported to our coffee station at Kisinga. Here the cherries are floated and graded before being sun-dried under our polytunnels to protect them from rain. The cherries are turned several times each day to ensure even drying whilst allowing the cherries to mature and develop their full rich flavours. This takes about 20 days after which the cherries are hulled on site, before being trucked to Kampala ready for export.
Farmer to Roaster
Rwenzori Coffee Co is a wholesale coffee bean supplier importing speciality coffee from farmers in the Rwenzori region of Uganda to coffee roasters in the UK and Europe. Rwenzori Coffee Co is the trading name of Agri Evolve.
Agri Evolve works with farmers in Uganda, improving yields, increasing income and raising the quality of life for farmers, their families and their communities.
Rwenzori Coffee Co has operated as a wholesale coffee bean supplier, shipping coffee from Uganda to the UK since 2018. During this time we have worked with the farmers to improve their production of speciality arabica coffee which is now regarded as one of the very best in the whole of East Africa
Agri Evolve Ltd is a Social Enterprise working with farmers in Uganda to achieve higher yields, better quality, and effective marketing so that farmers improve their productivity, increase income and profitability for themselves, their families, and their communities.