This Ugandan coffee, which we call Gorilla Beans is a fully washed coffee with a cup score of 84.5/100. The beans originate from between 300-500 farms in the Rwenzori Mountains. Farms in this area are very small, which is why they are grouped together in specific areas and produced in several lots.
Farmers then take their beans to Bugoye a nearby community and home of the Rwenzori Coffee Washing Station built in 2019. The local farmers are smallholders growing coffee as their main cash crop, usually to raise funds to pay school fees for their children and to provide for their family. Because we want to ensure farmers working on our Gorilla Beans are paid above Fairtrade, Omwani our ethical UK importer works directly with a promoter farmer.
This farmer not only helps with the logistics of collecting coffee and keeping it fresh but also acts and buys coffee directly on our behalf and is trusted within the community.