Do you love a rich and robust coffee with a smooth, yet full, body? A darker roast, designed to bring out the best flavor? Let’s take a coffee trip to Uganda…
Uganda is the seventh largest coffee producer in the world. Though larger scale producers are emerging, the bulk of the coffee from this country is produced by small farms, whose average farm size is between 1.25 and 6 acres. The industry employs more than 3.5 million families through coffee-related activities and it is estimated that as much as 20 percent of Uganda’s population earns all or a large part of their income from coffee.
Since the decade-long civil war in Uganda, the country has been working to rebuild its economy and we’re happy to support these family farmers who grow our delicious Ugandan variety. Uganda’s coffee crop is made up of both Robusta and Arabica coffee. A&E Coffee is offering an Arabica variety called Uganda Bugisu Sipi Falls, which is grown on the Eastern part of the country, on the side of Mount Elgon, the oldest and largest solitary volcano in East Africa.
Just as the Kia-Ora is to Kenya, the Uganda Bugisu Sipi Falls is currently the only certified organic coffee from Uganda. The project of developing this variety and training workers to produce it has not only strengthened the individuals and families farming it, but their local communities as well.
If you have an interest in trying this coffee, make sure to come in order online, as quantities are limited.