Bugoye is a community just to the north of the town of Kasese in the Rwenzori Mountains of western Uganda. We have been working with the farmers in this area for over 4 years, but the distance to our main station at Kisinga was too far and so, with our partners, we built a new station to serve this area. It has been a huge success with washed as well as natural coffees being processed here. The local farmers are smallholders growing coffee as their main cash crop, usually to raise funds to pay school fees for their children.
The farmers throughout this area, who live and farm from 1300 up to 1900 masl, bring their freshly picked red-ripe cherries to the washing station for processing. They are paid a top price at the time of delivery. The cherries are then pulped, washed and laid out to dry, turned regularly until the moisture content is correct. The coffee is stored, and then hulled before the long journey by truck down to Mombasa on the Kenyan coast, and by ship to the UK.
Cup profile: A clean and crisp washed coffee with a velvety round mouthfeel and sweet fruitiness of apple and pear.
Processing - Fully washed
Altitude - 1300 – 1900 m.a.s.l.
Harvest - March 2021
Variety - A mixture of old varieties, and more recent introductions, SL14 and SL28
Roast - Medium
Strength - Medium
From 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.
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