Ibanda is a village in the northern part of Kasese District and is in one of the many valleys in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains. Agri Evolve established a buying centre here for the farmers of Ibanda and the surrounding communities which are higher up on the hillsides. Farmers typically each have between 1 and 2 acres of land and coffee is their main cash crop.
Ripe, red coffee cherries are harvested daily during the harvest season and taken to Ibanda. The cherries are weighed, assessed for quality and the farmers are paid in cash. From here trucks carry the cherries to Bugoye Coffee Station. Here the cherries are floated and graded before being sun-dried in the polytunnels to protect them from rain.
|ALTITUDE||1,400 - 2,000 MASL|
|VARIETAL||Various Heirloom varietals, SL14, SL28|
|NOTES||Raspberry, Kirsch, Creamy|
Notes from the team:
We're really lucky to be able to have such a great relationship with Agri Evolve. From our first coffee sourced from the Rwenzori Mountains (Nyabubare).
Agri Evolve, the parent company of the Rwenzori Coffee Co. is dedicated to training farmers in the latest developments in agronomy - 'farming for a better future', as is stated in their motto. The team behind the company and the farmers who produce this crop believe that they can help elevate the status of Ugandan coffee to a more well-regarded platform within the specialty industry.