UGANDA, THE COFFEE GARDENS

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 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 is transparent with theirs partner farmers about buying policy and prices, providing each registered farmer with a contract and a buying-record book, communicating any price changes via SMS to registered farmers, and providing receipts for every transaction.

The coffee in this micro-lot is grown by the farmers living on the top of the mountain stretching all the way to the buffer zone for the Mount Elgon National Park. As these farmers live further from The Coffee Gardens’ washing station, farmers whose harvest had already finished helped by carrying the coffee down to our processing station, earning extra income. Many of these contributing farmers registered during
the harvest season, and will receive training by The Coffee Gardens’ agronomists starting in March 2020.The lot has been formed with the production of 105 farmers, including 8 women. Each farmer provided an average of 280kgs of red cherry.

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