Uganda Mount Elgon (Organic)
COFFEE ORIGIN: Uganda
REGION: Mount Elgon
CROP YEAR: 2019/2020
TASTING NOTES: Sweet, fruity aroma, chocolate and berry fruit flavours, smooth body and medium acidity.
This organic coffee is grown on the eastern slopes of Mount Elgon on the border with Kenya. The volcanic soils on Mt. Elgon give the coffee a unique taste and richness in the body.
A group of about 50 women coffee farmers form part of an organization called Friends of Mothers Initiative Ltd, a fair-trade certified and organic coffee producer and exporting organization which is empowering women in coffee. This organization focuses on coffee production, as well as producing honey. The honey project is part of their social and biodiversity impact plan, with pairs with their clean energy project.
These female farmers are extremely selective during the harvest, only picking ripe cherries that are pulped within 12hrs to ensure high cup score, thereafter fermented for 24hours, washed and then dried.
Uganda grows mostly Robusta coffee and is one of the world’s top producers as this coffee species is indigenous to Uganda. However, Arabica coffee was introduced in the 1900s.