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We are so excited to introduce the Ugandan coffee at the Ancoats for the first time! This coffee was selected for its quality and for the social impact in the local community in Ibanda. The coffee was sourced through Agri Evolve who has grown to the extent where the owners are paying workers up to 80% more than average to pick. Also, with every kilo of green coffee we buy, an extra 40p is re-invested in the local community!

This is a fruity coffee with sweet yoghurt-y creaminess. Well balanced natural process coffee which packs a punch. We’ve found fruity notes of crisp green apples, strawberries, cherries, and praline sweetness throughout. Mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy, with a juicy sweet lingering finish.

 

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Producer

Local smallholders

Cup Profile

Green Apple, Strawberry, Praline

Country

Uganda

Preparation

Hand-picked, floated, sun-dried

Terroir

Ibanda, Kasese District, Rwenzori Mountains

Genetics

A mixture of old varieties

Altitude

1600-2000m

Cup Score

84.5

Sourcing

Agri Evolve and Rwenzori Coffee Co.

Description

We are so excited to introduce the Ugandan coffee at the Ancoats for the first time! This coffee was selected for its quality and for the social impact in the local community in Ibanda. The coffee was sourced through Agri Evolve who has grown to the extent where the owners are paying workers up to 80% more than average to pick. Also, with every kilo of green coffee we buy, an extra 40p is re-invested in the local community!

This is a fruity coffee with sweet yoghurt-y creaminess. Well balanced natural process coffee which packs a punch. We’ve found fruity notes of crisp green apples, strawberries, cherries, and praline sweetness throughout. Mouthfeel is pleasantly creamy, with a juicy sweet lingering finish.

 

This is a natural process coffee from the Rwenzori Mountain region of southwestern Uganda, which borders the Democratic Republic of Congo. Ibanda itself is the name of the mountain village where our friends from Agri Evolve set up a buying centre and social enterprise for the surrounding area, which is rich with coffee farming.

Ripe, red coffee cherries are harvested daily during the harvest season and taken to Ibanda. The cherries are weighed, assessed for quality and the farmers are paid in cash. From here trucks carry the cherries to Bugoye Coffee Station. Here the cherries are floated and graded before being sun-dried in the polytunnels to protect them from rain. The teams turn the cherries several times each day to ensure even drying whilst allowing the cherries to mature and develop their full rich flavours.

Rwenzori Coffee and Agri Evolve is headed up by a Father and Son who have both lived and worked in Uganda for many years, and operate from their bases in Uganda – Ibanda, and UK – Kendal. 

Their mission is simply to work alongside farmers to enable their businesses to grow, improve and develop. It’s a long term plan, that has no end date. Their involvement in Uganda goes back to 1987.

Agri Evolve is a Social Enterprise, a profit making business with a social mission. Their main aim is helping farmers to improve their production, by providing a transparent market, paying farmers top prices, promptly, usually on the day of purchase. They have increased quality drastically by purchasing cherries from the farmers and processing the cherries properly. They also introduce the new project called ACE2030 which helping local farmers to lower their environment impact and be more sustainable at the region. 

“The ACE2030 is the way of defining our involvement in the local community and environment. We have built new pit latrines at a local school, installed 2 water boreholes in the local area and are setting up nurseries to grow coffee trees and other shade and timber trees to reduce the effect of deforestation. We are introducing fuel efficient stoves to reduce firewood usage throughout the region. Also, we are particularly concerned about youth unemployment, and are setting up Youth Teams to be involved in agricultural work. They support and mentor these groups. One is very successfully running a tree nursery as an independent business. ACE2030 is new as a concept, and we are still setting our long term aims for the next 10 years, and our specific aims for 2021.”