- Country – Uganda
- Region – Upper Bukyabo
- Farm – The Coffee Gardens
- Varietal – Nyasaland, SL14, SL28
- Process – Washed
- Cup Score – 84
- Altitude – 1800 - 2200 masl
Sweet red cherry with, vanilla, dark chocolate and tamarind spice.
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. The Coffee Gardens Project has been established with many purposes, such as to improve farmers income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain and environmental protection in the area.
The Coffee Gardens also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways. These include paying around 30% more than traders for farmers who live in hard to reach locations, 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 the processing station themselves, earning extra income. The contributing farmers have received weekly training by The Coffee Gardens’ agronomists on improved agriculture. This specific lot features coffees from 60 producers, including 7 women. Each farmer provided an average of 300 KGs of red cherry
For more details about this farm, click here: The Coffee Gardens