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Uganda Kyalhumba

Uganda Kyalhumba

Regular price $17.00
Regular price Sale price $17.00

12oz bag, whole bean. Roasted to order.

Mild acidity and medium body with chocolate, almond, apple, toast, and toffee
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Bukonzo Joint Cooperative Union

Variety: Nyasaland, SL 14, SL 28
Region
: Kasese District, Western Uganda
Altitude
: 1400 m
Process: Washed
Tasting Notes: Mild acidity and medium body, with chocolate, almond, apple, toast, and toffee

Roast Level: Light

  • In this remote corner of the world, progressive ideas are taking hold; women are gaining access to land ownership.

    The women of Bukonzo Joint tend to their coffee trees in the misty mountains, among the glacial water from local streams. Their careful washing and processing leads to the clean flavors of chocolate, almond, and apple. These coffee varieties also lend toward a medium, almost syrupy body.

    Bukonzo Joint, initially a rural micro-finance society since 1999, has transformed into a highly esteems union comprising almost 1,600 members. Known for their exceptional coffee, they have gained recognition as one of the top producers in the region.
    Historically, Bukonzo Joint farmers produced Drugar coffee (low-grade natural processed Ugandan coffee. Stands for Dried Uganda Arabica) and received minimal premiums. However, in 2010/2011, they made the decision to build washing stations and aim for higher-quality coffee, which would provide greater returns for farmers.
    To maintain maximum control and profitability of the supply chain, the group has invested in their own central milling, hulling, sorting, and storage facilities. This strategic investment ensures they have direct oversight and management of each stage of coffee production, allowing for better quality control, cost optimization, and efficiency. These improvements have helped them capture more of the profit margin within the supply chain.

    Year after year, Bukonzo Joint farmers have shown remarkable enthusiasm and eagerness to learn and develop. It is an honor to work with such inspiring individuals who consistently strive to better themselves and their communities.