Best Shipping: November – February
Harvest: January – February
Kyagalanyi Coffee Limited
Volcafe, Kampala Industrial Business Park/Namanve
P.O. Box 3181
+256 312 265 251
Facts About Uganda
Uganda, on the shores of Lake Victoria, straddles the equator and is the source of the Nile. Its coffees benefit from a bi-modal rainfall season, high altitudes and a year-round pleasant climate.
In the far northwestern corner of Uganda, on the border with DR Congo, is West Nile, which produces up to 3,000 tons of green coffee each year. The coffee here is shade grown at high altitudes, which produces cups with a bright acidity and a sweet, citric finish.
Mt. Elgon is a non-active volcano on Uganda’s border with Kenya and produces some of the country’s most sought-after Arabica. With growing altitudes up to 2,200 meters, plentiful rainfalls, volcanic soil and abundant shade trees, it produces coffees with bright acidity, good body and floral, citric and chocolate flavors.
Kyagalanyi’s Farmer Support Organization (FSO) includes more than 60 field staff who provide a range of services to approximately 12,000 Arabica-farming households. Over the last two years, FSO teams supporting a Stop Child Labor effort worked with coffee households to help them find additional income, and 437 children were able to go back to school.
Volcafe’s Kyagalanyi has been working with farmers for a decade, but the Volcafe Way program has heartily built on that over the last two years. It brings a more data-driven, evidence-based approach, as well as the practice of model farms on which farmers can receive free trainings and advice, with which they can advance their businesses and grow their incomes.
We’re proud to say that our work with producers has raised the overall quality of the coffees now coming out of Uganda. Want to experience this for yourself? Request a blind sample!