UGANDA RWENZORI-KISINGA FULL NATURAL
The Rwenzoris are famously known as the ‘Mountains of the Moon’. They stretch for 120 km along the Western Uganda border with the Democratic Republic of Congo. The snow capped peaks reach 5,109 m.a.s.l. while the glaciers are the start of many rivers flowing down the slopes.
The area is home to the Bakonzo tribe, proud and strong people that have farmed the foothills of the Rwenzori for as long as they can remember. The high altitude, fertile soils and plentiful rainfall provide perfect growing conditions for Arabica coffee. Coffee offers the Bakonzo farmers a stable income that allows them to support their families and develop their homes.
The coffee is grown under the shade of banana trees, while the mixed farms also produce cassava, maize, beans and groundnuts for local consumption and additional income.
On average, each farmer has a farm of about 2 acres. The work on the farm is generally done by hand, involving all the family members. The groups work together to process and market their coffee, an approach known as ‘share farming’. This helps them to improve processing , better control quality and increase their marketing ability.
Elevation: 2100 m.a.s.l.
Varietals: SL14, SL28
Milling Process: Full Natural
Drying Process: Sun Dried
Harvest Start Month: September
Harvest End Month: December
Medium Roast - Medium Brightness - Medium Body - Medium Sweetness
Notes of: Grape, Herb-like, Raspberry, Winey