Uganda - Miwu | Washed | SL14, SL 28 & Nyasaland
Upper Bukyabo, Sironko District
SL14, SL28 & Nyasaland
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Banana, green apple, lemon grass and pineapple
The coffee in this micro-lot is produced by the farmers on the mountain above The Coffee Gardens’ washing station. The farmers bring the coffee cherries down to the processing station themselves, earning extra income.
Coffee is delivered to the station and sorted by 4 employees dedicated to this job. The coffee is pulped and then soaked in cold mountain water, before being submerged in tanks for a 40hr signature fermentation. The coffee is then washed and any floaters removed and transferred for skin drying on raised beds in the shade for 2-3 days. After this, the coffee is put into a solar drier where it will continue to dry for 10 days until it reaches between 15-25%, depending on the time of the season and local weather. At this stage the coffee is then transported down the hill to The Coffee Gardens drying yard in Mbale, where it is dried down for another 10 days to reach 11% moisture content, before it is left to rest and then prepared for milling and shipping.
The Coffee Gardens Project has been established with many purposes, such as to improve farmers income and livelihoods, create and provide rural employment, promote gender equality, increase transparency and traceability throughout the supply chain, promote and work on enviromental protection in the area and provide farmer training in Good Agricultural Practises (GAP).