Producers: Bukonzo Farmers Group, which is a part of the Bakonzo tribe. Many farmers have small farms, generally done by hand.
Region: Rwenzori- Found in South-West Uganda bordering the DR of Congo. The Rwenzori Mountain aka the Mountains of the Moon (pictured) is very important to this region. Its snow-capped peaks and glaciers produce many rivers for the region. High altitudes and bi-modal rainfall season works great in growing Arabica coffee.
Process: Hand-picked and dried on raised African beds in poly tunnels. Coffee is shade-grown under banana trees. Processed by the Kisinga Washing Station
Roast Level: Medium
Flavor: Medium-bodied with crisp lemon-lime acidity, honey sweetness and a black tea finish
Cupping Tasting Notes: 8/2021: Nice well-bodied cup with a black tea finish. It is not muddled with any cocoa like the Rwanda Blend coffee had. Moderate lemon/lime acidity with honey sweetness. If you enjoy Burundi or Rwanda coffee, you will enjoy this coffee. If you enjoy a lighter-bodied coffee, this would be a great option- makes a great cold brew coffee as it is more black tea-like
Giving Back: Volcafe Way Sustainability Program: New wet mills & thousands of new tree seedlings are being planted to improve quality & profitability. Volcafe Way’s partnership with Kyagalanyi has focused on increase of farmer pay & creating child labor-free zones. This enables parents to send their children to school for a brighter future. Creating a brighter future with coffee for the next generation is a win-win