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 improving 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.In the 2019/20 season, The Coffee Gardens purchased coffee cherries at around 30% above the rate offered by traders. The Coffee Gardens also incentivise and reward farmers through a number of different monetary and non-monetary ways. This includes postseason bonuses, additional income-generating and employment opportunities, tree distribution and a range of all-year-round training programs. The Coffee Gardens is transparent with their 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 help by carrying the coffee down to the processing station, earning extra income. Many of these contributing farmers registered during the harvest season, 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 280 KGs of red cherry.
Single Origin / Uganda – Zebugu Busi
Tangerine • Cherry • Dark Chocolate • Honey Sweetness
Upper Bukyabo, Eastern Uganda
SL14, SL28, Nyasaland