Uganda Fairtrade Organic
This organic and fair trade selection from the Bukonzo Coop is a standout among East African coffees. It almost has more in common with Indonesian coffee so expect a big body, buttery texture and notes of cocoa, brown sugar and raisin.
Region: Bukonzo County, Rwenzori Mountain Range
Estate: 72 Farming Groups
Altitude: 1200-1500 masl
Varietals: SL14, SL28
Certs: Organic& Fairtrade
Processing: Fully washed, shade grown hand-picked sun dried on raised tables
The Wugar Bukonzo Co-operative Union is committed to sustainable coffee production in Western Uganda. The Union is made up of 1,975 smallholder farmers, the majority of whom are women. BOCU has invested in social programs and technical training for its members and continues to push for better coffee production. To that end, producers have established shade trees throughout their farms, allowing coffee to be shielded from the sun, resulting in a slower maturation process. Producers have also built terraces and planted ground cover crops to help manage erosion.