PLUM. RAISIN. DULCE DE LECHE.
This is the first time we've roasted a single origin coffee from Uganda and it has pushed our sensory limits. Expect a generous thick caramel texture on the palate with stunning notes of dulce de leche and soft brown sugar.
The Coffee Gardens - Miwu
Upper Bukyabo, Uganda
Nyasaland, SL14, SL28
The Full Story
The Coffee Gardens was established in 2017 with the goal of producing incredible specialty coffee in an ethical way, offering a transparent and direct link between coffee farmers and coffee consumers.
This incredible project has been established with many purposes such as improve farmer's income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain and enviromental protection in the area.
In the 2019/20 coffee growing season we purchased coffee cherries at an average price of 1,400 UGX (38çUS) per KG of red cherries.
Our price was a minimum of 10% above the market price - and for the majority of the farmers who live in hard to reach areas - around 30% above the rate offered by traders. We endeavour to do more and pay more for the coffee growers at origin.
The Coffee Gardens also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways.
This includes post-season bonuses, additional income-generating and employment opportunities, tree distribution and a range of all-year-round training programs.
The coffee in this micro-lot is produced by the farmers on the mountain above The Coffee Gardens’ washing station. The farmers bring the coffee cherries down to our processing station, earning extra income. The contributing farmers have received weekly training by our origin agronomists on improved agriculture.
This lot has been created thanks to 71 farmers, including 9 women. Each farmer provided an average of 600 KGs of red cherries. This, for us, is quite phenomenal.