Coffee Tourism in Uganda
Coffee in Uganda
Ugandan culture is reflected in the assorted cultural mosaic of legend, beliefs, music, dance, art, food, handicrafts, rituals, and kingdoms that cannot be matched in East Africa. The numerous peoples all add to Ugandan culture in terms of its wealth of traditions and depth of heritage many of which have been handed down from generation to generation through storytelling and songs.
fs, music, dance, art, food, handicrafts, rituals, and kingdoms that cannot be matched in East Africa. The numerous peoples all add to Ugandan culture in terms of its wealth of traditions and depth of heritage many of which have been handed down from generation to generation through storytelling and songs.
Gorilla Conservation Coffee
Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka began Gorilla Conservation Coffee after she visited farmers who lived on the outskirts of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The farmers were finding it difficult to get a fair price for their coffee which forced them to use the national park to obtain resources to survive. Gorilla Conservation Coffee also supports the farmers through training in sustainable coffee farming techniques and services. This helps to improve the coffee quality and increase production yield. By Supporting local farmers and educating them in human wildlife conflict the critically endangered gorillas are more likely to thrive in their fragile habitat. Gorilla Conservation Coffee makes a special effort to support women coffee farmers, helping to provide opportunities for women’s economic empowerment, disrupt male financial dominance and break ingrained stereotypes in the communities.
The coffee is 100% premium Arabica that is selectively harvested for only red ripe cherries, hand-picked, wet processed and dried under shade. Our coffee is tested for quality parameters at every level. The coffee is roasted medium and packed to the highest quality standards..
The first blend is named Kanyonyi, after the former lead silverback of the Mubare gorilla group located in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. Conservation Through Public Health is working closely with the Uganda Wildlife Authority, local communities and other organizations, to improve education, healthcare and livelihoods, so that humans and mountain gorillas can all coexist.
Sipi Falls Coffee Experience
Busungora Joint Farmers Association
Henrys Coffee Experience - Bwindi
Henry lives in Buhoma in Bwindi and is the go-to guy when it comes to understanding how coffee is planted, grown, processed and roasted locally. He knowledge is unrivalled and his base of operations, a small clearing in amongst banana plants and coffee trees really sets the scene well. He is also a dab hand at making banana wine and banana gin!
Kyambura Womens Coffee Cooperative